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Case of dumped body returning to court

The man accused of killing a 21-year-old Red Deer woman and leaving her body in a ditch near Olds in May 2011 comes back to court on Feb. 19.

Bashir Gaashaan, 30, is charged with first-degree murder, unlawful confinement and indecently disposing of a body.

The identify of the victim is protected under a court-imposed publication ban.

Pleas have not yet been entered.

The case returned to Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Wednesday. Defence lawyer Will Willms said his client had concerns about extradition so defence was not in a position on Wednesday to resolve the case.

Crown prosecutor Jason Snider told the court that Gaashaan is a permanent resident subject to deportation to his home country after parole.

Willms said an agreed statement of facts was ready for his client to sign.

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