Lindsay trial postponed to August
An accused murderer from Alberta has had his trial in Kamloops postponed.
Mark Lindsay was scheduled to stand trial this week on allegations he stabbed his Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre cellmate twice last year during a game of Scrabble.
In a brief hearing on Friday, June 8, lawyers agreed to attach Lindsay’s aggravated-assault trial to another aggravated-assault trial set to take place in August.
That charge stems from an alleged stabbing involving an undercover RCMP officer in Barriere last September.
It is believed the 25-year-old was, at the time, the target of an RCMP Mr. Big undercover operation, in which accused criminals are befriended by police officers posing as gangsters.
The alleged jailhouse stabbing took place at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre following Lindsay’s arrest following the incident in Barriere.
His 21-year-old cellmate was stabbed twice in the same eye, once with a pen and once with a pencil. He is not expected to regain vision in the injured eye.
In addition to the Kamloops charges, Lindsay is also facing a second-degree murder charge in Alberta in relation to the death of his ex-girlfriend.
The body of 31-year-old Dana Turner was found last October in a farmer’s field near Red Deer.
Lindsay, who is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay, is slated to return to the Kamloops Law Courts on Aug. 13 to stand trial on both aggravated assault counts.
His preliminary inquiry for the Alberta murder charge is set for early next year.
He remains in custody in Alberta.