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.
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.