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Crown moves for direct indictment of Snider homicide suspect

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article indicated that the charge against Decque had been stayed, but didn’t include the direct indictment. We regret the error.

The Crown has chosen to proceed by direct indictment in the case against Dominic Decque. The 29 year old is accused of the murder of 25 year old Adrian Snider, whose remains were found in a rural area outside of Grande Prairie in May 2015.

Chief Crown Prosecutor Steven Hinkley says there’s enough evidence to move directly to trial. His first or second degree murder charge was stayed in provincial court late last month, and will be moved to the Court of Queen’s bench.

Three other people have also been charged in connection with Snider’s homicide. Decque’s brother Patrick is charged with manslaughter and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Tommy Paul has been ordered to stand trial for first degree murder, but that won’t begin until February 2018. Courtney McQuinn has a preliminary hearing set for next May on her accessory after the fact to murder charge.

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