Murder trial in stabbing death of Daniel Pellerin to proceed in 2017
Trevor Hannan, accused in stabbing death of Daniel Pellerin, will stand trial in July next year
A man charged with first-degree murder in connection with a stabbing death two years ago in Dartmouth, N.S., has had his trial moved up.
Trevor Kyle Hannan, 25, was charged in the August 2014 death of Daniel Pellerin.
Pellerin died after he was assaulted by two males in a parking lot in north-end Dartmouth.
Hannan's trial was originally scheduled for October 2017, but it has has now been moved up four months and will begin on July 4, 2017.
This summer, the Supreme Court of Canada set a limit of 30 months for pushing cases through.
The decision has left courts scrambling to meet the newly imposed deadlines.
Hannan remains in custody.
A 17-year-old Dartmouth boy has already been convicted of second-degree murder in Pellerin's death.
He received a youth sentence of four years in custody, followed by three years of community supervision. His identity is protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.