Murder accused waits

A man accused of masterminding a gang-style murder in Red Deer five years ago remains in custody awaiting a date for his new trial. Christopher Martin Fleig, 30, was convicted two years ago of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Brandon Neil Prevey, 29, on April 5, 2009.

A man accused of masterminding a gang-style murder in Red Deer five years ago remains in custody awaiting a date for his new trial.

Christopher Martin Fleig, 30, was convicted two years ago of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Brandon Neil Prevey, 29, on April 5, 2009.

The trial was held in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench before Justice Kirk Sisson.

Fleig’s conviction was overturned in the Alberta Court of Appeal and a new trial was ordered on March 10 when the panel of judges raised questions about Sisson’s assessment of testimony given by two of the Crown’s witnesses.

The matter was brought back to Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday to address dates for a new trial.

Setting of the dates was held over for another month to give Crown prosecutor Tony Bell more time to review the case against Fleig and then turn that disclosure over to defence counsel.

Fleig was not present in court for Monday’s discussion. The matter returns to court on June 9.

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