Man accused of killing infant daughter waives preliminary trial

A Red Deer man accused of killing his infant daughter waived his right to a preliminary inquiry in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

A Red Deer man accused of killing his infant daughter waived his right to a preliminary inquiry in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

A preliminary inquiry is held to determine if there’s enough evidence to warrant an accused be tried in Court of Queen’s Bench.

Julian Thomson, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of four-month-old Zaria McCall. Red Deer City RCMP allege that a family member brought the baby to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with head injuries at about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2011.

The child was airlifted to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, where she died the next day.

Previously, his lawyer Patty MacNaughton said she wanted a second psychiatric evaluation of her client’s mental state because the wrong tests had been performed.

Results of the second evaluation were to determine if the Nov. 15 and 16 preliminary hearing would proceed.

Thomson, who remains in custody, is set to appear at Court of Queen’s Bench arraignment on Sept. 10.

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