January 21st, 2017

Calgary courtroom full of prospective jurors for triple murder trial


By The Canadian Press on January 11, 2017.

CALGARY – Jury selection is underway for the trial of a man accused of killing a boy and his grandparents.

Douglas Garland was arrested in 2014 following the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O’Brien.

Garland faces three counts of first-degree murder in a five-week trial that is to begin on Monday.

A total of 472 people were called as part of a prospective pool from which 14 jurors and two alternates will be chosen.

A large ceremonial courtroom and two smaller ones were full this morning.

The bodies of Nathan and his grandparents have not been found.


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