Soldier accused of killing wife abandons bail bid
Howard Richmond, 50, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Melissa Richmond, 28
A 50-year-old Canadian solider accused of killing his 28-year-old wife dropped his application for bail Wednesday morning.
Howard Richmond, a warrant officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Melissa Richmond in August 2013.
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Before his arrest, Richmond told CBC News that he has received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. He has done six tours of duty — three in Afghanistan, two in Bosnia and one in Cyprus.
A geomatics technician by trade, Richmond was working for the Integrated Personnel Support Centre in Ottawa when he was arrested in August. He has been with the Canadian Armed Forces since 1988.
Richmond's preliminary hearing is set to begin May 12.