Accused has to wait a year for retrial on second-degree murder charge

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David Ryan is pictured in this Telegram file photo.

The trial for accused murderer David Ryan has been scheduled for next year.

Ryan pleaded not guilty for second-degree murder today at NL Supreme Court in St. John's.

He's suspected of killing Richard Brace on July 1, 2005. Ryan had been found guilty after he represented himself at his trial. The Court of Appeal overturned that conviction last year.

Ryan was in court with his lawyer Bob Buckingham. Vikas Khaladkar was representing the Crown.

Buckingham told Justice Wayne Dymond he would like a trial date as soon as possible.

The judge told him that there are other trials set for this year and since there is only one suitable jury room, the nearest available trial date is March of 2014.

The four-week trial is set to begin after jury selection March 4, 2014.

A total of 42 witnesses are expected to testify.



Organizations: NL Supreme Court

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • Dave from Mt Pearl
    April 01, 2013 - 15:02

    And this will be the start of it, hickman group ten years coming to trial,myles leger ten years coming to trial,David Ryan nine years and so it begins.Thank you Premier Dunderdale and the current slasher team.If it wasn't for the hungry Muskrat we would be fine.Well almost fine,the unfunded liability for pension fund produces almost as much or a little more ,depends on who one is listening to, than current deficit yearly. Interest on this liability greater han 600 million a year.