Stabbing-death trial will begin in October
Jury selection in the trial of Torbin Alec, who is facing a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of Jesse Seymour last July, is scheduled to begin on Oct. 7.
The trial, estimated to take about 14 days, is expected to begin after jury selection.
Special prosecutor Rob Bruneau was in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops on Monday, March 18, to fix dates for those two events, as well as for a pre-trial conference to be held on Aug. 22.
Alec is alleged to have stabbed Seymour, who he has said was a friend, during a fight on the lawn of a house at 746 Columbia St. on July 15, 2012.
Bruneau was appointed to the prosecutor’s position because Seymour is the estranged son-in-law of former B.C. lieutenant-governor Stephen Point.