PRINCE GEORGE (NEWS1130) – The trial for a young man accused of murdering four women in British Columbia’s north has been delayed a month.
Cody Legebokoff, who is in his early 20s, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the women who vanished between 2009 and 2010.
His trial had originally been set for Sept. 9 but it has now been rescheduled for Oct. 7 in Prince George.
Legebokoff, who is from Fort St. James, was arrested Nov. 27, 2010, when an RCMP officer checked a suspicious vehicle that had pulled onto the highway from an unused logging road.
When the vehicle’s tracks were retraced along the snowy trail, officers found the body of 15-year-old Loren Donn Leslie just hours after she had been killed.
Investigators later found the bodies of Jill Stuchenko and Cynthia Maas, who were both 35, in separate locations, while the body of the fourth alleged victim, 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery, has never been found.