Guilbault pleads not guilty to lesser group of charges
An Innisfail man awaiting trial for second-degree murder has pleaded not guilty to earlier charges of criminal harassment and breaching release conditions.
Aaron Guilbault, 31, was arrested in Stettler on Nov. 5, just hours after his father’s body was discovered in a family residence near Red Lodge Park, west of Bowden.
Timothy Guilbault, 58, had been a Red Deer city councillor prior to his resignation in 1995, when he moved to Calgary.
The younger man confirmed his plea of not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday.
Back in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday, appearing by closed-circuit TV from the Calgary Remand Centre, Guilbault entered a plea of not guilty to the older and less serious charges.
Defence counsel Patty McNaughton, who was not available for court on Tuesday, is to return to the court case management office on Aug. 20 to set a trial date on those charges.
A date for Guilbault’s murder trial is to be set in Court of Queen’s Bench on Sept. 9.