The courts: Murder trial date to be set on Jan. 14
Lawyers will return to court on Monday, Jan. 14, to set trial date for Jaipreet Singh Toor, charged with second-degree murder in the death of his father.
An attempt to set a trial date on Monday, Jan. 7, was unsuccessful.
Toor, 44, was arrested on March 20, 2012, after police responded to a call from someone in a house at 1189 13th St., where the body of 79-year-old Harsewak Singh Toor was found outside.
Neighbours told KTW at the time the son had mental-health issues and had often been seen in the neighbourhood exhibiting strange behaviour.
Attack on friend goes to trial in July
A Thompson Rivers University student charged with plunging a pool cue into his friend’s brain during a fight last year is scheduled to go to trial on July 22.
Yousef Mohammed Almotairi was charged with assault with a weapon and aggravated assault after an incident at Cactus Jack’s Night Club on Nov. 3, 2012.
Court documents allege the 26-year-old assaulted his friend and fellow TRU international student Abdulaziz Alhedaib during a fight just after 1 a.m.
Alhedaib suffered severe brain trauma.
Both men are international students from Saudi Arabia.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the family, which has returned to Saudi Arabia, is contacted regularly for updates on Alhedaib’s health, but does not wish to not disclose that information to any third parties.