Penticton & South Okanagan News
Hearing set for Bobbitt
The dangerous offender hearing for David Bobbitt is slated to start June 9 in Penticton and last for four weeks.
The decision was discussed during a pre-trial conference on the matter on Thursday.
There was discussion in the fall of moving the hearing to Kelowna, because of sheriff's' concerns about security issues.
But Justice Geoff Barrow determined in November there were a number of reasons it should stay in Penticton.
Among them were there was at least one vulnerable witness who would have problems testifying at the hearing if it moved to Kelowna and the impact on the family of Bobbitt's most recent victim.
Bobbitt was charged with a violent assault on a young woman at Dave's Second Hand Store in Penticton in 2011. Her toddler was found unharmed nearby.
He pleaded guilty to all seven of the counts he was facing in April of 2013.
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