Trial date set for Travis Vader
Man accused of murdering St. Albert couple heads to trial next April
By: Amy Crofts
| Posted: Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 06:00 am
Travis Vader, the man accused of killing St. Albert residents Lyle and Marie McCann in 2010, will stand trial in 2014 for double murder.
The trial is expected to last two weeks with jury selection scheduled for April 24 and the trial slated to begin on April 28 in Edmonton.
The McCanns were last seen in July 2010 as they departed St. Albert, bound for British Columbia for a family visit. The burnt-out shell of their motorhome was discovered at a campground near Edson a few days later. The McCanns’ bodies have never been found.
Vader was formally charged in April 2012, nearly two years after he was named a suspect in the killings.
Earlier this year, a six-week preliminary hearing that was scheduled for September was cancelled by the Crown in order for the case to go straight to trial.
The investigation into the disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann is still open and ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700. There is a $60,000 reward for information relating to their whereabouts.