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Second man accused in Dec. 31 homicide has preliminary hearing set

By Medicine Hat News on June 27, 2017.

A three-day preliminary hearing has been set for the second of two Medicine Hat men charged with second-degree murder after a New Year’s Eve homicide.

Defence counsel representing Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu appeared in court Tuesday to officially set a preliminary hearing date for Dec. 13-15.

Held before a judge, a preliminary hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.

Beaulieu was charged alongside Luke Boxell following the death of 21-year-old Jordan Pede on New Year’s Eve. Pede was found injured at Strathcona Island Park, and later died in hospital. Police have called the homicide a drug deal gone wrong, with a gunshot wound determined as the cause of death.

Boxell, who is currently on release with strict bail conditions, will have his preliminary hearing on Dec. 4-6.

Beaulieu is currently in custody at the Calgary Remand Centre, with a bail hearing set for Aug. 14.

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