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North Delta woman to stand trial for spouse's alleged murder

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A North Delta woman has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the alleged murder of her common-law husband a year-and-a-half ago.

It was the early morning hours of July 3, 2011 when police were called to a home near 115 Street and 80 Avenue where Quannah O'Soup, 38, was found stabbed and unresponsive.

The couple's children were home at the time of the killing, said Delta Police, but did not witness it.

Beatrice Thomas, 38, was arrested about a week later and charged with second-degree murder.

At the time, police said they were familiar with the couple as they'd been called to the home for a domestic disturbance call a few months earlier. Thomas had been issued a peace bond which said he could only be at the house if he was sober.

Thomas's murder trial was ordered by a Surrey Provincial Court judge after a week-long preliminary hearing of the evidence that concluded Monday (Jan. 28). Details from the hearing cannot be reported due to a court-ordered publication ban.

The trial will be heard in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. A date will be set Feb. 21.

 

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