Accused in death of inmate in Kamloops opts for trial before judge alone

Nathan Jessup is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 10, 2014, death of Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre prisoner Dylan Judd

A Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre prisoner accused of murdering his cellmate nearly five years ago has opted to stand trial before a judge alone.

Dylan Levi Judd was found dead in his cell at KRCC on Nov. 10, 2014. The 20-year-old’s death was initially believed by investigators to have been self-inflicted, but new information is believed to have emerged the following year, prompting police to take another look at the incident.

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Nathaniel Jessup, 32, was arrested in February 2018 while being released at the end of an unrelated 40-month prison sentence. He is charged with second-degree murder in connection with Judd’s death.

Dylan Judd
Dylan Levi Judd was found dead in a cell in Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre on Nov. 10, 2014.

Jessup’s trial had been scheduled to take place in front of a B.C. Supreme Court judge and jury, but he has since re-elected to be tried by a judge alone.

The trial, slated to begin on May 27, is expected to feature significant expert testimony.

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