New prelim hearing dates for Jonson murder suspect

New preliminary hearing dates have been scheduled for one of the two individuals charged with the first-degree murder of Mark Jonson in North Battleford,

Nicolas Buck had previously been scheduled for a preliminary hearing beginning Feb. 11. On Tuesday, at provincial court in North Battleford, the Crown requested new dates in April and May due to what prosecutor Suzanne Reid described as “quite a bit” of outstanding disclosure still to come.

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Judge Murray Pelletier has scheduled the new preliminary hearing dates for April 28, 29, 30, and May 1, 6, 7 and 8 in provincial court North Battleford.

Buck, who appeared Tuesday by closed-circuit TV, is remanded to those dates. As well, another case management meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 11 in provincial court.    

Buck is one of two individuals charged with first degree murder in the July 2019 death of Jonson in North Battleford. Co-accused, David Keller, who also faces a first-degree murder count, is scheduled for his preliminary hearing beginning March 30.   

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