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Preliminary inquiry underway in murder case

A man charged with murder following the June 2010 killing of a Nanaimo woman is in court this week for a preliminary inquiry.

Robert James Iverson is charged with first degree murder in the death of Cheryl Lynn Sim.

Sim's body was discovered June 29, 2010, in a vacant lot near Barsby Park at the end of Prideaux Street. She was 53.

Police charged Iverson in December 2010.

Sim was well-known in Nanaimo's street community.

The preliminary inquiry, which began Tuesday, is to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial. It is scheduled to run this week and into next week.

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