Suspect in deadly bombing will remain free on bail until next court date

A local financial adviser accused in the bombing death of a young Innisfail mother will remain free on bail for nearly a year before his next date in court.

Brian Malley

Brian Malley

A local financial adviser accused in the bombing death of a young Innisfail mother will remain free on bail for nearly a year before his next date in court.

Vicky Shachtay, 23, died when a package delivered to her doorstep in Innisfail exploded in her face on the morning of Nov. 25, 2011. Her caregiver was shaken up but uninjured.

Shachtay was in a wheelchair after surviving a vehicle crash in the spring of 2004, a few months before the birth of her daughter, Destiny.

The little girl had left for school shortly before the blast.

Brian Andrew Malley, 55, was arrested late in May and charged with first-degree murder, causing an explosion likely to cause harm or death and sending an explosive device.

Malley is also under investigation by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

Red Deer lawyer John MacNaughton, acting as agent for Malley’s counsel, Bob Aloneissi of Edmonton, appeared for Malley in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday.

He asked that Malley be tried by Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury, with a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the evidence against Malley is sufficient to proceed to trial.

The preliminary hearing has been scheduled for three weeks, starting on Sept. 9, 2013.

Malley was previously released from custody on $10,000 cash bail.