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Hallam murder accused one step closer to trial

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.
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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.

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Previous SooToday coverage of this story:

Hallam murder accused begin appeal of prelim decision

Preliminary hearing of accused in Hallam murder set (updated)

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