Bombing murder case put over
The next appearance for the man accused in the bombing murder of Vicky Shachtay will be Aug. 29.
An agent for Brian Andrew Malley’s lawyer appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 1 to request the case go over a few weeks to allow for further review of the disclosure package. Disclosure is the compilation of the Crown’s evidence and a copy must be provided to the defence.
“It is quite an extensive disclosure,” said Crown prosecutor Jason Snider. The case had been put over a few weeks before for disclosure review previously.
Malley is facing charges of first-degree murder, causing an explosion likely to cause serious bodily harm, death or damage to property and sending or delivering to a person an explosive device. He was released on $10,000 bail after an appearance in Edmonton court on June 28.
Court election was delayed again in the case of a man charged in relation to a collision that left four Filipino workers dead and one injured.
Tyler James Stevens had a court appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 1. Election was put over until Aug. 13.
In court certain charges allow the accused to elect which court he is tried in – provincial court in front of a judge, the Court of Queen’s Bench in front of a judge or in Queen’s Bench with a judge and jury.
Stevens was charged after a devastating collision on March 4 on the QEII. It was alleged in the police press release that Stevens was the sole driver of a Range Rover that was driving northbound in the southbound lane of the highway, resulting in the collision with a southbound vehicle that had five passengers.
Stevens is facing a total of 20 charges. Those charges include four counts of impaired driving causing death, one charge of impaired driving causing bodily harm, four charges of criminal negligence causing death, one charge of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, four charges of driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit causing an accident causing death, one charge of driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit causing an accident causing bodily harm and five charges of failing or refusing to provide a sample after causing an accident causing bodily harm or death.