Penticton & South Okanagan News
Trial date set in bombing case
The trial date for the young man allegedly involved in a bombing in Oliver was set in a Penticton courtroom on Monday.
The trial for Eric Daoust, 23, will start Aug. 25 and is slated to last four four days. A pre-trial conference date was set for July 22.
Daoust is facing a charge of placing/throwing an explosive to damage property.
A bail hearing for Daoust, who recently waived his preliminary inquiry, took place in early December, and he was released on $2,000 bail.
Daoust's brother Stephan Daoust, 19, was recently sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served on weekends, and two years probation for his involvement in the bombing, and a separate incident of bear spraying at the same Oliver home.
The bombing took place at 2 a.m. on Aug. 11, according to Crown Counsel. At that time Stephan Daoust placed the homemade bomb under the right rear tire of a vehicle parked behind the home on Earle Crescent, lit the wick and was then apparently picked up by a second person.
The reason for placing the bomb was believed to be a longstanding dispute with a young man who lived in the home, along with his grandmother.
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