Shooting death case remains in limbo

The fate of a man accused in the shooting death of a hunting partner remains in limbo pending a new court date late in May.

The fate of a man accused in the shooting death of a hunting partner remains in limbo pending a new court date late in May.

Bentley resident Philip Moore, 55, died after being shot in the abdomen at about 4 p.m. on the afternoon of Nov. 29, 2009, at a location about 13 kilomtres west of the small town.

Lacombe resident Herbert Stanley Meister of Lacombe was charged with criminal negligence causing death.

Meister, who was 57 at the time of Moore’s death, has made numerous court appearances and a couple of attempts have been made at reaching a resolution, but to no avail.

A trial date had been set for earlier this year, but did not proceed.

Meister and his defence counsel are to return to court on May 24 to discuss the direction they wish to take with the charges against him.