News

Szendrei case put off until April 4

Laura Szendrei - Leader file photo
Laura Szendrei
— image credit: Leader file photo

A scheduled appearance by the teen accused of first-degree murder in the Laura Szendrei case has been put off until April 4.

The 18-year-old was to set a trial date in Surrey Provincial Court on Monday morning, but due to the unavailability of a video link, the matter was put off.

Szendrei, 15, died after being attacked in George Mackie Park on Sept. 25 of last year.

"She was a good girl," said Better Rotaro, Laura's grandmother. "Why would anybody want to hurt her?"

Because the young man was 17 at the time of the offense he is accused of committing, under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, he cannot be publicly identified.

Laura's father Mike said he takes solace knowing the accused killer is in custody.

"I can't run around solving problems, he's in jail, they've done their job," Mike Szendrei said. "It's going to take a long time it seems, they warned me this would happen."

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Child ejected as Surrey collision shears car in half
 
GAMBLING: When it’s no longer a game
 
Let the campaigning begin
Campaign trail tarred with ‘gay serum’ rumour
 
Developments made in 2013 South Surrey homicide
 
White Rock wants feedback on capital projects
Police look for suspects
 
Chilliwack keeps its competitive edge
 
Dog with four-pound tumour gets life-changing surgery in Chilliwack

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.