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Preliminary hearings set in two local homicides

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Two preliminary hearings for cases involving deaths in the Grande Prairie area are now on the books.

Courtney McQuinn is charged with accessory after the fact to murder in the death of Adrian Snider. The court will decide on December 19th whether there is enough evidence to send her to trial.

Trial dates have already been set for the Campbell River woman’s co-accused Tommy Paul, who is charged with first degree murder, and Patrick Decque, charged with manslaughter and accessory to murder. His brother Dominic Decque is charged with first/second degree murder and will be back in court in October.

25 year old Snider’s remains were found in a rural area outside of Grande Prairie in May 2015 after he’d been missing for two months.

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Then a man facing a second degree murder charge stemming from an altercation in the Home Hardware will find out if he’ll go to trial next spring. RCMP allege Michael Ginter was confronted by 34 year old Nikkolas Steenhuisen after he was found rifling through his truck.

He tried to drive off in another vehicle, but Steenhuisen was on the running board. The Abbotsford man was pinned when the truck hit a parked vehicle, and later succumbed to his injuries.

Ginter allegedly drove off, and the vehicle he was in was found later that day burned out in a rural area. In addition to the second degree murder charge, the Grande Prairie man is charged with possession of property obtained by crime. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 15th to 17th.

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