New evidence delays trial

New evidence has delayed the trial for two men arrested in May in connection with a home invasion in Red Deer.

New evidence has delayed the trial for two men arrested in May in connection with a home invasion in Red Deer.

Alexander Talbot, 20, and Rodney David Irvine, 42, were to have been tried in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday, charged with breaking into a home and stealing money and other goods from the person inside at 4:15 a.m. on May 4.

Both men have remained in custody at the Red Deer Remand Centre since their arrest.

Defence lawyers Brad Mulder and Michael Scrase asked for an adjournment after receiving additional disclosure from Crown prosecutor Tony Bell just as the trial was about to proceed.

Concerned that their clients have been held in custody for almost six months while awaiting trial, Mulder and Scrase asked for an adjournment with a new trial date to be set as soon as possible.

They have tentatively agreed to a new date of April 24, but return to court on Friday in hope that an earlier date can be found for the trial.

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