Opinion

Narcisse trial set

Robert Narcisse will appear in court on April 2 via video link, when it is expected he will enter a plea to charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

He will be tried in supreme court without jury.

The charges stem from an alleged bar fight on Kamloops’ North Shore in November of last year where it is believed the 26-year-old swung and hit another man over the face with a bottle after a heated argument.

The man suffered extensive lacerations to his face, requiring multiple stitches.

Narcisse was arrested in early December in connection to the alleged incident, a mere six months after being released from prison for his part in the 1999 beating death of Douglas Gormley.

He was denied bail for this latest incident in January and remains in police custody.

Meanwhile, a preliminary inquiry date for the case has been set for May 3. Six witnesses — including one police officer — are expected to testify.

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