Lindsay makes Kamloops court appearance
Less than 24 hours after police in Alberta confirmed they had found the body of his missing girlfriend, an Edmonton man appeared briefly by video in a Kamloops courtroom this morning (Oct. 13) facing charges of robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Mark Lindsay was wearing a standard red prison-issue jumpsuit as he appeared via closed-circuit video from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, where he's been held since his arrest more than three weeks ago.
The 24-year-old had a bail hearing scheduled for this morning, but that won't take place until at least next week.
Defence lawyer Sheldon Tate told the court he's still waiting for more information from the Crown.
"We're not in a position to enter a plea or make election until we have that disclosure," he said.
Lindsay was arrested by Kamloops RCMP near McLure in the early-morning hours of Sept. 21.
It's believed he had been travelling with an undercover Edmonton Mountie in a pickup truck hauling a trailer, apparently as part of a Mr. Big sting operation.
It's alleged Lindsay stabbed the undercover officer in Barriere and stole the truck and trailer.
He was arrested after being stopped by a Kamloops RCMP roadblock.
Mr. Big stings are elaborate undercover operations put on by the RCMP in which murder suspects are recruited into a fictional criminal organization, which is actually made up of undercover Mounties.
The operatives attempt to gain the trust of the suspect by having him complete a number of tasks — often involving moving packages and staged violence.
The operations culminate in a meeting between the target and the fake gang's boss, at which the suspect is asked to come clean about any crimes he or she has committed.
KTW has learned Lindsay has been identified by police as a homicide suspect, but it's not known which murder he is suspected of having committed.
What is known is his girlfriend, 31-year-old Dana Turner, went missing on Aug. 14 — two days after he was released from jail in Edmonton after pleading guilty to stabbing her in the head.
The mother of three's body was found near Innisfail, Alta., 30 kilometres south of Red Deer, on Sunday. Police confirmed the identity of the body yesterday.
Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay. His father is now a deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Today marked the second time Lindsay's bail hearing was adjourned, having previously been slated for Oct. 3.
He's expected to return to court on Thursday, Oct. 20.