The preliminary hearing of Jason Timothy Foulds was held at Powell River Law Courts from Tuesday, February 19, to Friday, February 22, before BC Supreme Court justice Gordon C. Weatherill.
Foulds, of Powell River and born in 1997, is accused in the double homicide of Braxton Leask and Dylan Buckle, and the attempted murder of Zane Hernandez, all from the Powell River area, in Lund on June 17, 2017.
A preliminary hearing is when the Crown presents its evidence, the defence can cross-examine witnesses and the court makes its decision on whether there is enough evidence for a trial and to convict the accused.
Appearing via video link from where he has been held in custody since being charged, Foulds entered a plea of not guilty. The judge then imposed a publication ban on all evidence presented in the preliminary hearing.
The trial is scheduled to begin on June 10 at Powell River Law Courts.