Vader drug case gets mistrial
Accused murderer in court Tuesday in Edson
By: By Megan Sarrazin
| Posted: Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 06:00 am
Travis Vader got a break Friday on eight drug- and firearms-related charges after his lawyer was not provided with full disclosure.
A mistrial was declared in the case that saw him convicted of stealing a truck, possession of an illegal gun and trafficking methamphetamines – all of which stemmed from a June 2010 offence near Barrhead.
His sentencing was scheduled for early September, but was adjourned to Oct. 19 after Crown prosecutor Michelle Doyle disclosed two witness statements had not been provided to the defence.
A hearing, set for Dec. 17, will determine if the charges will be stayed.
Vader, 40, is currently being held without bail in connection with the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann. He makes his next court appearance on that case Tuesday in Edson.