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Trial set for man accused of robbing Loonie Lane

A trial has been rescheduled for a man accused of robbing Loonie Lane in Red Deer on March 18, 2011.

Louis McLeod, 35 at the time of the alleged offence, was to have been tried in February of this year. That date was reset to this Wednesday at the request of defence counsel Paul Morigeau because he had not yet received a substantial portion of the Crown’s case against his client.

The trial could not go ahead as scheduled on Wednesday due to a miscommunication between the Crown prosecutor and an RCMP witness.

Prosecutor Denis Huot said the Mountie, now posted in New Brunswick, thought he was to testify by closed-circuit TV. However, that arrangement was not made final and it was determined that the officer would need to appear in person.

Huot and Morigeau also submitted that the original time allotment of a half day would not be sufficient to hear from all witnesses and complete the trial. The trial has been rescheduled for a full day on July 29, 2013.

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