A March 3 date has been set to fix a schedule for a preliminary inquiry in the case of William Griffin.
During Feb. 18 proceedings at the Smither courthouse the Crown also agreed to adjourn a previous application made for a bench warrant to that March 3 date.
Griffin is currently staying at a recovery centre in the Lower Mainland.
The Crown and Griffin’s legal counsel also agreed to divide the preliminary inquiry into an initial two-day period followed by another four days at a later time.
The reasoning behind this was the only eyewitness of the alleged incident has serious health concerns.
Griffin was arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of 23-year-old Elija Dumont in November.