Man accused of killing woman in Kamloops may choose trial by judge alone

David Albert Miller, 69, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 52-year-old Debra Novacluse, who was found dead in a suite at the Super 8 motel on Hugh Allan Drive on Aug. 27, 2016

A Fraser Valley man accused of killing a woman in a Kamloops motel may opt not to be tried by a jury of his peers.

David Albert Miller, 69, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 52-year-old Debra Novacluse, who was found dead in a suite at the Super 8 motel on Hugh Allan Drive on Aug. 27, 2016.

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The two had been visiting Kamloops from Abbotsford, police said at the time.

Miller was not present for a brief hearing in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 18, during which a judge was told the accused may choose to be tried by a judge alone.

A decision will be made on Dec. 19, which is Miller’s next scheduled pre-trial conference.

His trial is slated to begin on Jan. 13.

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