Evidence issues remain in second-degree murder case

Judge to decide in April what evidence is relevant in case related to 2015 Village Mall stabbing.

Crown prosecutors and a defence lawyer for a man accused of second-degree murder are at odds over what evidence should be made available.

Daniel Boyd Sawyer, 33, was charged in connection with the death of a man in the parking lot of the Village Mall on Nov. 18, 2015.

Alan Beach, 31, died following a brawl outside a pub at the shopping area across from Parkland Mall. Sawyer turned himself in nine days later.

Defence lawyer Chris Archer said in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday he and Crown prosecutors have reached an “impasse” on what evidence, known as disclosure, should be turned over.

A disclosure hearing before a judge has been set for April 6.


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