Accused of murder and living free

The man accused of killing Lynn Kalmring is out on bail and living in the home they used to share together.

Keith Gregory Wiens was to appear in a Penticton court room yesterday, accused of shooting and killing Kalmring on August 16.

Wiens didn't show up in court but his lawyer and families members of Kalmring did.

Brandy Cummings, Kalmring's daughter says she is grieving her mother but she is also in a fighting mood.

"We have no time to cry because we feel we have to fight every step of the way so he doesn't get away with this."

Family members are outraged that Wiens is still able to live in the home where the incident took place, and they are even more furious that he has control of Kalmring's personal affects.

Cummings says she's been told she can't even get access to the home to sort out which belongings are her mothers.

"There's things in the home that only we would know are hers you know. and I don't understand what he would want with them and why he won't give them  to us."

Wien's lawyers, however, says the family is being accommodated.

"Everything they want, that belonged to their mother they're going to get as soon as they make the arrangements"

The family disagrees, they say Wiens is making arrangements of his own, trying to sell off the couple's second home in Arizona.

To which, Wiens lawyer replied is an absurd statement.

Cummings says she is terrified she will run into Wiens wandering free in the city.

"We're the prisoners now, because we're afraid to walk the streets that he's walking. I don't want to run into him on the street.  What am I doing to do?"

Wiens will appear in court on October 12. He is charged with second degree murder, but he has yet to enter a plea.

With files from Kent Molegat

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