Murder case adjournment outrage

Brittney Irving's mother is furious that the trial date for her daughter's accused murderer has once again been set forward.

Joelon David Atish Verma appeared by video in a Kelowna court room, Monday. He is charged with first degree murder in the death and robbery of Irving.  His lawyer, asked a Supreme Court Judge, via telephone,  for a four to six week adjournment to set a date for trial claiming he had recently been retained and was not in a position to speak on behalf of his client at this time.  

Crown Council disagreed with application for adjournment stating the matter had been put over too long already, and that an adjournment should only be for two to three weeks.  The Judge agreed and set a date for June 25, where Verma will once again appear by video.

Irving's mother ran from the court room once the date was set.  She told Castanet it was outrageous the matter was again being adjourned.

A no contact order between Verma and various individuals remains in place until the next court date.

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