Hearing on mischief charge set for October

A preliminary hearing will be held in October for a Red Deer man charged with mischief in connection with a fatal collision in Red Deer last fall.

A preliminary hearing will be held in October for a Red Deer man charged with mischief in connection with a fatal collision in Red Deer last fall.

The body of Paul Gabriel Bertin, 18, was found on Taylor Bridge just after 2 a.m. on Oct. 6.

Bertin had recently moved to Red Deer from Botha, just east of Stettler.

Brent Robert Cameron, currently released on bail, was arrested later by Red Deer City RCMP, who believe Bertin was struck down by a westbound vehicle.

Cameron, 24, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of mischief and leaving the scene of a collision. His preliminary is set for Red Deer provincial court on Oct. 29.

Cameron had been charged with criminal negligence causing death, but that charge was withdrawn.

Preliminary hearings are held to determine the strength of the case against an accused person.