Trial dates for a man accused of killing his father were moved forward after he changed his mode of trial to judge alone.
Aaron Guilbault, 32, pleaded not guilty earlier to a charge of second-degree murder. The charge was laid when his father Tim Guilbault’s body was found on Nov. 5, 2012, at a family residence west of Bowden. Tim Guilbault, 58, was a Red Deer city councillor before relocating to Calgary for work in 1995.
His son, who has remained in custody and undergone a series of psychiatric examinations since his arrest, previously asked to be tried by a judge and jury in the Court of Queen’s Bench. His trial had been set for Jan. 12, 2015.
The change in plea enabled the court to schedule a slightly shorter trial, now set for judge alone on Nov. 3 to 21, 2014. Guilbault will remain in custody pending the outcome of his trial.