May trial for man charged with killing cellmate in Kamloops prison

In January 2018, Nathaniel Jessup was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the November 2014 death of 20-year-old Dylan Judd in Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre

A man accused of murdering his cellmate at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre more than four years ago will stand trial this spring.

Dylan Levi Judd, 20, was found dead in his cell at KRCC on Nov. 10, 2014. His death was initially believed to have been a suicide, but investigators from the BC Coroners Service handed the probe over to police in its early stages.

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In January 2018, Nathaniel Jessup was charged with second-degree murder.

Crown prosecutor Neil Wiberg outlined the Crown’s case against Jessup during a pre-trial hearing in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, but details of the allegations the 31-year-old is facing are protected by a court-ordered ban on publication.

Jessup is slated to stand trial for Judd’s alleged murder in May. Jury selection is scheduled to take place on May 6, with a four-week trial expected to begin on May 27.

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