The trial of the man accused of murdering two men and leaving their bodies near Naramata is set to go to trial in 2024.
After multiple delays to arrange the trial, Wade William Cudmore is set to be tried by judge and jury in Kelowna’s Supreme Court starting June 3, 2024.
Cudmore is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of the Fryer brothers from Kamloops in May 2021.
Communications for the BC Prosecution Service Dan McLaughlin also confirmed that three months have been set for the trial.
Pre-trial applications will begin on Feb. 5, 2024.
The trial was moved out of Penticton’s courts due to the complexity of the case by the Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Defence and Crown had considered the trial taking up to six months, however only three are currently set.
Cudmore’s co-accused, 35-year-old Anthony Graham, is still wanted by police and out of custody. A missing person report that failed to disclose his charges was issued by Prince George RCMP in November 2021.
A month after the Fryer brothers were discovered Cudmore’s mother Kathy Richardson was found murdered in her Naramata home. No arrests have so far been made in her case.
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