New judge needed in fatal drunk driving case
Kathy Horsman was killed in a head-on crash in Moncton on April 17.
The sentencing hearing for a Lakeville man who pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the death of a Moncton teacher has been adjourned to bring in a judge from outside the area.
Boyd Atkinson pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm back in July.
Eight charges were originally laid but the Crown prosecutor dropped six of the charges.
Kathy Horsman, 38, was killed in a head-on collision near the Moncton Coliseum on the night of April 17.
She left behind two children.
A passenger in Atkinson's vehicle was injured in the collision.
Judge Camille Vautour apologized saying no judge from Moncton should preside over the hearing.
He said there was some sort of conflict, but wouldn't elaborate.
Judge Denis Lordon will be brought in from Miramichi. He'll conduct a hearing and render a decision on Oct. 23.
Atkinson and some of his family were in court on Friday. Horsman's family was also there.
The Crown has asked for victim impact statements.