A trial date is set for three of the accused in the murders of Kalvin Andy and Matthew Hennigar on Boxing Day of 2014

Charges dropped against Mecham and Mack in Anahim Lake homicides; court date set for 2017

A court date for three of the accused in the the Boxing Day double homicide in Anahim Lake has been set for October 2, 2017

A court date for three of the accused in the the Boxing Day double homicide in Anahim Lake  has been set for October 2, 2017 in New Westminister Supreme Court.

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 young son. Andy was visiting from Bella Coola.

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.

Charges of manslaughter using a firearm against Bella Coola residents Lucille Mack, 33 and Steven Mecham, 22, have been dropped.

Jongbloets, Craciun and Rhem are scheduled for trial to commence in New Westminster Supreme Court on October 2, 2017. O’Reilly’s matter has been adjourned to November 2, 2016 to fix a date for his trial.

An application was brought forth by the defense council to move the trial, and New Westminster was chosen as the trial location.

Jongbloets, Craciun, Rhem and O’Reilly remain in custody.

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