Witness set to testify at Edson murder trial located by RCMP
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A witness set to testify against a man accused of stabbing a teenage girl in Edson two years ago has been located by police, RCMP said Wednesday afternoon.
A witness warrant was issued for Skyler Andy Belcourt after he failed to show up for court on Monday.
Hours later, an update from RCMP said Belcourt had been located.
Belcourt, 20, was scheduled to testify this week for the Crown in the first-degree murder trial of Tyrell James Perron.
Perron, 21, is charged with the first-degree murder of a teenage girl who can only be identified by the initials D.H., due to a court-ordered publication ban. He is also accused of offering an indignity to a dead body.
On March 4, 2016, the accused allegedly used a black folding knife to stab the 14-year-old girl in the neck repeatedly while she slept, then smothered her with a pillow and sexually assaulted her.
A three-week jury trial began Monday in Hinton.