North Okanagan woman Lynda Saundry ordered to stand trial in death of Barry Jones

Trial for first-degree murder

A North Okanagan woman will stand trial for murder.

Lynda Elsie Saundry, born in 1961, is accused of killing of Barry Jones, 55, whose body was found in a home near Round Lake north of Vernon on July 30, 2020.

She is charged with first-degree murder.

A preliminary inquiry wrapped up today and Saundry was committed to stand trial on that charge.

“The matter will now be moved to Supreme Court for the next stage of proceedings and the setting of a trial date. Her next appearance is on Aug. 30,” said Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel with the BC Prosecution Service.

Saundry has elected to be tried by judge and jury.

Police say Saundry and Jones were known to each other.

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