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Trial ordered in Newton fatal shooting

Two men were ordered Thursday in Surrey Provincial Court to stand trial in connection with the May 2012 shooting death of Noel Jackson in Newton.  - File photo
Two men were ordered Thursday in Surrey Provincial Court to stand trial in connection with the May 2012 shooting death of Noel Jackson in Newton.
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Two men charged in the May 2012 shooting death of Noel Jackson in Newton will stand trial for the crime.

Following a three-day preliminary hearing in Surrey Provincial Court, Judge Donald Gardner on Thursday  committed Jonathan Michael Kishimoto to stand trial for second-degree murder in connection with Jackson's death. Co-accused Michael Alexander Ross – originally also charged with second-degree murder – will stand trial on a charge of accessory after the fact.

Publication bans prohibit disclosure of any of the evidence heard in the proceedings, along with the names of any witnesses.

The case is being prosecuted by Crichton Pike and Mike Fortino; trial dates are expected to be set during an appearance May 16 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team officials announced charges against Kishimoto and Ross in November, six months after Jackson was found dead at a house in the 12400-block of 70 Avenue.

 

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