Nova Scotia

Brothers waive preliminary hearing in Jewett death

The case of two brothers accused of murdering Dillon Blair Jewett may be resolved soon.

The case of two brothers accused of murdering Dillon Blair Jewett may be resolved soon.

Kyle Gowen, 22, and Steven Gowen, 21, waived their right to a preliminary inquiry on Monday. Lawyers appeared in Shubenacadie provincial court on their behalf.

The brothers from Eastern Passage are scheduled to take part in resolution conferences with a judge, their lawyers and Crown prosecutors next month.

The session is a way to resolve a criminal case quickly and fairly, and without going to trial.

Lawyer Brian Bailey, who represents Kyle Gowen, said he couldn't go into details, but confirmed that the matter could be wrapped up then.

"It might be," he told reporters outside the courthouse.

The Gowens were charged with first-degree murder last November, about a month after Jewett's body was found in a quarry near East Uniacke.

RCMP said some riders on all-terrain-vehicles discovered the body on a path in a wooded area.

Amanda Allison Greene — Jewett's ex-girlfriend — is also charged with first-degree murder. She is due in court on Thursday.