Murder suspect to remain behind bars
A Kamloops man facing a second-degree murder charge in connection to the death of his father earlier this month will spend the next few weeks waiting in a jail cell.
Phil Steel, 63, was killed in his Westsyde home on Monday, Sept. 12.
Police arrested 18-year-old Joshua Isaac Steel while allegedly attempting to flee the Collingwood Drive home.
No details of the circumstances surrounding the death have been made public, but neighbours have told KTW the suspect had been acting erratically and had been subdued by police in the days leading up to his father’s death.
Steel, who has no criminal record, appeared in Kamloops provincial court last week and had his matters put over until Oct. 11 for an election.
On Oct. 11, it’s expected Steel will decide whether he wants to be tried by a judge alone or judge and jury.
He has yet to enter a plea.