Anahim Lake murder suspects appear in Williams Lake Provincial Court

Charges against six people alleged to be involved with the Boxing Day double homicide at Anahim Lake will now go to a focus hearing

  • Tue May 5th, 2015 4:00pm
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Charges against six people alleged to be involved with the Boxing Day double homicide at Anahim Lake will now go to a focus hearing slated for June 10, 2015.

The charges stem from an incident on Dec. 26 when the Anahim Lake RCMP received a report just before midnight of shots being fired at a home in the 2100 block of Dorsey Road.

Upon arrival police found 23-year-old Matthew Hennigar and 22-year-old Kalvin Andy both dead at the scene.

Hennigar was living in Anahim Lake at the time of his death and left behind a wife and small son. Andy was visiting from Bella Coola.

The accused all appeared by video or were represented by a defence lawyer in Williams Lake provincial court Wednesday, April 22.

“At least a focus hearing will keep matters moving,” Justice Maguerite Church said as she confirmed the dates with Crown Counsel Sabena Thompson and the defence lawyers.

Everett O’Reilly, 27, charged with first degree murder, and Christian Craciun, 28, Andrew Jongbloets, 25, and Serena Rhem, all charged with second degree murder, remain in custody.

Lucille Mack, 33 and Stephen Mecham, 22, both charged with manslaughter using a firearm, are not in custody.