Murder case goes to trial

A man charged with murder following the June 2010 killing of a Nanaimo woman has been ordered to stand trial.

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

A preliminary inquiry to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial was held over several days in March, April and May.

On Friday, Iverson was ordered to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

His next appearance is July 16 to fix a date for trial.

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

She was 53 and well-known in Nanaimo’s street community.

Police charged Iverson in December 2010.

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