Penticton & South Okanagan News
In court: murder and violence
The trial for an Osoyoos Indian Band member accused of killing his younger brother will likely not be held until October or November of next year.
A few issues still need to be sorted out before the trial for Kyle Louie can begin, his lawyer said Monday in Penticton. When the trial does start it is expected to last three weeks.
Louie is facing a charge of second degree murder in the death of Reece Louie, 20, on Feb. 19, 2011, near Oliver.
On that day, police arrived at a home on Black Sage Road on the reserve and found Reece Louie lying outside the residence bleeding and suffering from serious injuries. He was taken to South Okanagan Hospital in Oliver and then Kelowna General Hospital where he died.
Louie was arrested later that evening in Oliver and charged with aggravated assault, which was upgraded to murder when his brother died, according to earlier RCMP reports.
Louie appeared by video from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre and sat with his head bowed through much of the proceedings.
An actual trial date is expected to be set on Jan. 7.
In regards to other South Okanagan cases heard Monday:
A trial date for David Bobbitt, who allegedly confined and assaulted a young woman in a Penticton second-hand store in July of 2011, is slated to be fixed on Jan. 7.
In another murder case, Jamie Wolanski, who appeared by video in court Monday for an application to revoke bail, is changing his lawyer, and will next appear on Jan. 7.
Wolanski is accused of stabbing 16-year-old Andrew McAdam at a graduation bush party in the Carmi area, attended by about 100 people, on June 17, 2011.
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