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William Conway is seen making an appearance at provincial court last October. (CBC)

William Conway, the man accused of causing his girlfriend's death with a motor vehicle last October, is expected to plead guilty in the case. 

Provincial court in St. John's was told that a hearing - likely a speedy disposition - is being scheduled for next week. 

A speedy disposition indicates that a guilty plea is being readied. 

Conway, 50, was charged with criminal negligence causing death after Veronica Lewis was found dead on a street in the Airport Heights neighbourhood of St. John's last fall. He was also charged with impaired driving causing death. 

On Monday, defence lawyer Michelle Coady told the court that a statement of facts is being prepared by the Crown. 

Coady said Conway will not enter a plea until the defence is satisfied with the statement.