Mistrial declared in convictions of Travis Vader
EDMONTON — A mistrial has been declared in a case involving Travis Vader, who had been convicted of several drug offences and property charges.
Court was told Friday that during sentencing in August, both the Crown and defence stated that RCMP in Barrhead, Alta., had interviewed witnesses on more than one occasion.
However, not all the statements were released to the defence during the trial.
Vader did not appear in court but his lawyer said she would be pursuing a stay of proceedings.
If granted the charges will be dropped unless new evidence is found within one year.
In an unrelated and separate case, Vader is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann of St. Albert, just north of Edmonton.
The McCanns were last seen alive on July 3, 2010, when they left their home to visit family in British Columbia.
Their burned-out motorhome was found two days later west of Edmonton, but their bodies have not been found.
Vader is being held in custody without bail.