Lawyer in murder case awaiting more evidence

More evidence is to come in the case of man accused of second-degree murder in Red Deer.

A lawyer for a man accused of second-degree murder is awaiting more disclosure on the case.

Red Deer lawyer Will Willms was in a Red Deer court on Monday acting as agent for Calgary lawyer Chris Archer, who is representing Daniel Boyd Sawyer, 32.

Sawyer 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.

Sawyer, who appeared through a video link with the Red Deer Remand Centre, is due back in court on Feb. 6.

Two other men, Andrew Dwayne Werth and Bill Georgopoulos, are also facing charges in connection with Beach’s death. They are each facing charges of manslaughter and accessory to murder.

A preliminary hearing is to be held for the two men in June. Preliminary hearings can be used to test the strength of all or part of a Crown’s case before proceeding to a higher court.


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