Bomb expert testifies at Malley murder trial

A bomb expert is describing in court today how an Innisfail mother activated the bomb alleged to have killed her.

A bomb expert is describing in court today how an Innisfail mother activated the bomb alleged to have killed her.

Innisfail financial advisor Brian Malley, 57, is on trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on charges laid after a package exploded in the hands of Vicky Shachtay, 24, at her Innisfail home on the morning of Nov. 25, 2011.

Evidence on charges of first-degree murder, causing a fatal explosion and sending an explosive device is being heard before Justice Kirk Sisson and a jury.

In court today, bomb expert Reginald William Gulliford, a civilian contracted to the RCMP, described how a switch rigged to the packaging activated the detonator in a piece of pipe filled with gunpowder.

Earlier in the day, court had seen and heard a recorded interview in which an RCMP investigator questions Malley about various items he had purchased, including light bulbs, electrical cord and gunpowder.

Malley repeatedly states that he wants to wait for his lawyer before answering any questions.

He does converse with the officer, however, and acknowledges that he bought smokeless gunpowder to reload shotgun shells.

Gulliford’s testimony continues this afternoon with reports from his findings and analysis of evidence gathered from the scene.

Just Posted

Despite warnings, plenty of temptations to thieves left in vehicles

Lock It or Lose It campaign still finding plenty of valuables left in plain sight

WATCH: Notley invites central Albertans to “team up” with New Democrats for equitable, prosperous future

NDP leader lashes out against her rival, Jason Kenney, calling him a cheater

Red Deer sees highest rate of fentanyl deaths

47 fentanyl-related deaths in 2018

Why Solar: Canada needs to get its collective house in order

Canada needs to get a grip. The country has one of the… Continue reading

Gardening: Take care when making plant purchases

After a cold February, the longer sunny days and warmer weather triggers… Continue reading

Canadian pair fifth after short program at figure skating worlds

SAITAMA, Japan — Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro are fifth after… Continue reading

Director Kim Nguyen tackles financial ‘madness’ in ‘The Hummingbird Project’

TORONTO — As Quebec filmmaker Kim Nguyen tells it, “The Hummingbird Project”… Continue reading

What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

It’s finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment… Continue reading

Opinion: Let’s be heard ‘loud and clear’ during provincial election campaign

By David Marsden During the banquet for Sunday’s Boston Bruins alumni game,… Continue reading

Documentary on Colten Boushie case to open Toronto’s Hot Docs festival

TORONTO — A film examining the case of a young Indigenous man… Continue reading

Most Read