Ighani kidnapping trial set

A South Okanagan man facing charges for the armed kidnapping of a woman in Princeton last year will go to trial this summer.

Afshin Ighani, 46, will face a judge-only, five-day Supreme Court trial starting June 4. A pretrial conference is set for May 3. 

He is charged with 10 counts related to the alleged kidnapping of a woman on Apr. 22, 2017 that occurred while he was wanted for the attempted murder of another man three days prior.

The attempted murder charges were dropped in December after the victim died of a drug overdose several months after the shooting.

He is also facing four separate counts of assault with a weapon for the alleged prison stabbing of convicted wife-killer Peter Beckett and child molester David McHale. Ighani has not entered a plea to those charges yet.

Ighani has been ordered deported from Canada twice for his criminal activity, but both times had the decision overturned.

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