Accused in 2021 Spallumcheen murder scheduled for pretrial conference Dec. 9

Murder pretrial date set

The man accused in a 2021 homicide in Spallumcheen will face a pretrial conference Dec. 9 in Vernon.

Jevon Smith is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Dakota Samoleski last year.

The accused previously elected trial by judge and jury.

He also waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will proceed directly to trial.

Smith was the subject of a ground and air police manhunt after Samoleski's body was found on the 4500 block of Back Enderby Road on Sept. 20, 2021.

Smith, 46, was arrested later that day with assistance from the Southeast District Emergency Response Team.

He has an extensive criminal record dating back to 2013, including charges of careless use of a firearm, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, motor vehicle offences, break and enter charges, and more.

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