Mar 09, 2017 - COURT DATE DELAYED IN BECKETT CASE

Const. Sarah Beckett died early on April 5, 2016, after her RCMP cruiser was struck by a pickup truck at Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford.  

A court appearance for the man charged with impaired driving in connection with the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett has been adjourned until March 16.

Beckett, a 32-year-old mother of two, died early on April 5, 2016, after her RCMP cruiser was struck by a pickup truck at Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford.

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, 28, is charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, flight from police causing death, driving with blood alcohol over .08 and refusing to provide a blood sample.

He was to appear in Western Communities provincial court today.

On Wednesday, however, defence lawyer Dale Marshall said the appearance has been adjourned for a week.

“There are discussions between Crown and defence on how to proceed, and both Crown and defence need a few more days to continue those discussions. The material has been reviewed and we’re working very hard on it,” Marshall said.

Fenton can choose to be tried in B.C. Supreme Court by judge alone or by judge and jury. If he chooses to be tried in provincial court, he must enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty at his next court appearance.

Source: Times Colonist

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