Trial set for accused B.C. serial killer
Cody Legebokoff has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in B.C. Dec. 12, 2012. (CTV)
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:46AM PST
VANCOUVER - A trial date has been set in B.C. Supreme Court for accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff.
A judge in Vancouver has ordered the 22-year-old northern B.C. man to return to court on Sept. 9, 2013.
Legebokoff is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Prince George-area women who disappeared in the region, starting in 2009.
Legebokoff, a Fort St. James native, was arrested Nov. 27, 2010, when an RCMP officer checked a suspicious vehicle that had just pulled onto a Prince George-area highway from an unused logging road.
When the vehicle's tracks were retraced along the snowy trail, officers found body of 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie, just hours after she had been killed -- and even before her parents knew she was missing.
Further investigation linked the case to the discovery of 35-year-olds Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, in separate locations, but the body of the alleged fourth victim, 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery, has never been found.