PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A sweeping ban has been slapped on any information dealing with the case of an accused serial killer from the Prince George, B.C., area.
The ban was issued Wednesday when Cody Alan Legebokoff appeared in B.C. Supreme Court to face four counts of first-degree murder.
The ban prohibits publication or broadcast of anything discussed in court related to the case, other than what is presented to a jury.
Legebokoff is charged in the deaths of Jill Stuchenko, 35, Cynthia Maas, 35, Loren Leslie, 15, and the disappearance of 23-year-old Natasha Lynn Montgomery.
At a hearing last week, Crown lawyer Lara Vizsolyi could not say when a trial might begin, but she said it will cover all four charges and will likely run between six months and a year.
The Crown has elected to proceed by direct indictment, meaning there will be no preliminary hearing and the matter will go straight to a trial before a Prince George jury.
I am hoping that this ban is to protect the families and survivors not the accused.
I doubt that is why but I can hope.