Accused murderers in court next summer

Two Nanaimo men charged in connection with the murder of Brittany Baird head to court for a preliminary inquiry next June.

  • Oct. 14, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Two Nanaimo men charged in connection with the murder of Brittany Baird head to court for a preliminary inquiry next June.

Christopher James Robinson and Marcus Brandon Parry were charged with second degree murder several days after Baird was found dead on Milford Crescent near Selby Street last May.

The preliminary inquiry, which will determine if the Crown has enough evidence to justify a trial, is scheduled for seven days in June, beginning June 11 and expected to wrap up by June 29.

Baird, 22, was found dead late in the evening May 25 by emergency crews after a series of 911 calls. Efforts to revive her failed.

At the time, police said Baird’s injuries resulted from a weapon, but police did not reveal the type of weapon used or cause of death.