Nov 05, 2012 - TRIAL DATE FOR HOLUBOWICH CASE SET FOR DECEMBER OF NEXT YEAR ( Grande Prairie Warriors Case)


A two-week trial has been set for Brendan Holubowich, the man facing 16 charges in connection with the deaths of four Grande Prairie teens and serious injuries to a fifth.

His trial is scheduled for Dec. 2 through Dec. 13 of 2013 in the Court of Queen’s Bench.

A judge alone will hear Holubowich’s trial.

Dressed in Warriors jackets and colours – as they’ve done since the day the case began winding its way through Grande Prairie courts in October 2011–family members of the teens packed the courtroom on Monday to hear the latest news.

But the group quickly left the courtroom and could be heard making comments such as “this is ridiculous” after hearing that the trial will be taking place 13 months from now.

The December 2013 trial date is also more than two years since the two-car collision on Correction Line south of the city that killed Matthew Deller, 16, Vincent Stover, 16, Walter Borden-Wilkins, 15, and Tanner Hildebrand, 15, and seriously injured then 15-year-old Zach Judd on Oct. 22, 2011.

Holubowich was 21 at the time of the collision.

Family members of the teens gathered outside the courthouse afterwards to let out some pent-up frustration and discuss the next step in the case against the man charged in the deaths of their children.

Many could be heard candidly expressing their disappointment with the lengthy judicial process, and anger that neither the accused nor his lawyer were at Monday’s court proceedings.

Brian Hurley appeared as agent on behalf of Holubowich’s defence lawyer Chris Millsap.

The case will be back in court on December 3rd  to speak to a defence request.

Source: The Daily Herald Tribune

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