Hallam murder accused one step closer to trialWednesday, August 13, 2014 by: Michael Purvis
Lawyers for three men accused of first-degree murder in the grisly death of Wesley Hallam will take two weeks to consider their next steps after a Superior Court Judge turned down an attempt to quash a committal to trial.
Following a lengthy preliminary hearing, Ronald Mitchell, Eric Mearow and Dylan Jocko were committed to trial in October on charges of first-degree murder in Hallam’s death, which took place in January, 2011.
Police have said the 29-year-old man died at a house party on Wellington Street East and his decapitated and dismembered body was later discovered off Landslide Road.
Lawyers for Mitchell, Mearow and Jocko filed a certiorari application on the decision that followed the preliminary hearing and a hearing took place earlier this summer on that application.
A decision on the application was released on Monday.
The Crown has asked that a date be set for pre-trial motions.
The case is set to come back before a Superior Court Justice on Aug. 27.
Evidence presented at the preliminary inquiry falls under a publication ban.