Bar fight retrial moved to 2014

NANAIMO – Two brothers charged with manslaughter following a 2006 bar fight back in court next May for a retrial.

  • Jun. 19, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Two brothers charged with manslaughter following a 2006 bar fight in Nanaimo are back in court next May for a retrial.

Timothy and Matthew Maybin, as well as Buddha Gains, who worked as a bouncer in the now-closed Grizzly Bar, were found not guilty in 2008 of manslaughter in the death of Michael Brophy, 20, of Gabriola Island.

The Crown appealed the acquittals and in 2010, a 2-1 B.C. Court of Appeal decision ordered a new trial for the Maybins, but upheld the decision to acquit Gains. The Supreme Court of Canada upheld that decision on appeal.

Their retrial was scheduled to begin earlier this month, but has been rescheduled to run May 5 to June 13 next year.

Crown spokesman Neil Mackenzie said a defence adjournment application led to the later trial date.