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Monday, January 14, 2013

Snook's Bail Hearing Rescheduled

Common Councillor Donnie Snook appeared in court this afternoon looking visibly upset, and electing to waive his right to a bail hearing within 3 days. The common councillor's next court appearance has being rescheduled to next Monday at 9:30a.m.

Snook's lawyer, Dennis Boyle, told the court he received new summaries of police reports in in the early afternoon but did not have sufficient time to review them. The court also heard 3 witnesses are expected to testify and technical evidence presented. Through his defence lawyer, Snook said he was unconcerned with the time frame of the proceedings. 

Boyle says all the public interest in the case is a concern, given that is is always a challenge to get an impartial trial, let alone when so much information is being circulated beforehand; nonetheless, he says, they are able to do it.

Snook's friend, Ruth Turner says she stands by him because of her Christian faith.

Snook is facing eight charges including sexual interference with a child under 16 and possession of child pornography. The Mounties are alleging the sexual interference charge involves one child over a six-year period.