A Sylvan Lake man charged with murdering his wife made a brief court appearance Wednesday.
Satnam Singh Sandhu, 41, appeared by closed-circuit video link with the Red Deer Remand Centre.
A Punjabi interpreter has assisted at Sandhu’s previous appearances and was expected in court on Wednesday, but was not there.
The short appearance went ahead anyway, and Sandhu’s case was adjourned until Monday, when a date for a preliminary hearing is expected to be set.
Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to take a case to trial.
Red Deer lawyer Robin Snider, acting as agent for Sandhu’s Edmonton lawyer, Dan Murphy, said he was meeting with the Crown prosecutor on Friday to discuss the case.
Sandhu has been charged with second-degree murder.
Sylvan Lake RCMP said they were called to a local home at about 10 a.m. on Sept. 11 and found Sandhu’s wife, Kulvinder Sandhu, badly injured.
Satnam Sandhu was arrested at the scene.
Kulvinder Sandhu, 36, died in hospital Sept. 14.