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

  • May. 5, 2015 4:00 p.m.

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.

 

Just Posted

Ferry connecting Port Hardy and Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer

Its first in-service route will sail in central coast waters on May 18, 2019.

BC Parks Student Ranger Program accepting applications for 2019 season

12 crews of four student rangers will work in regions throughout the province including Bella Coola.

Over $650,00 given to rural communities thanks to Rural Dividends

Five communities, including Williams Lake, are receiving $10,000 for project grants

Pregnant Cariboo firefighter tries to save own house from blaze

Julia Flinton and Anthony Sellars both worked on the 2017 wildfires

Road report for Highway 20

Fog patches and slippery sections; Drive BC

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Parole granted for drunk driver that killed BC RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Doug Ford says the Liberals’ carbon tax will plunge Canada into recession

The Ontario premier said there are already warning signs of difficult economic times ahead

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

“Ocean Falls – After the Whistle” now available at Kopas Store

Over the course of its life over seventy thousand people lived in Ocean Falls

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

Most Read