Case set over for two men charged in killing of Nova Scotia homeless man

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KENTVILLE, N.S. – The court case for two men accused of killing a homeless man in a rural Nova Scotia community has been set over until September.

Kyle David James Fredericks arrives at provincial court on April 28.

The hearing in Kentville provincial court Wednesday was expected to deal with setting dates for a preliminary hearing for Daniel Wayne Surette and Kyle David James Fredericks, who each face a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Harley Lawrence.

Lawrence’s body was found Oct. 23 in a burned-out bus shelter in Berwick, a small town in the Annapolis Valley about 120 kilometres northwest of Halifax.

Lawyers for the two accused and the Crown have yet to agree on how long a preliminary inquiry would take, so the judge agreed to set the case over to Sept. 4 when a date for a preliminary inquiry is expected to be set.

Fredericks appeared briefly in court, but Surette was not there.

Police have released few details about the case, including how Lawrence died.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Kentville, Berwick Annapolis Valley Halifax

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