Preliminary hearing underway for De Assumpcao

Claudia Valerie De Assumpcao is facing a murder charge following an incident in Kimberley in March 2013.

  • Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Townsman Staff

A preliminary inquiry has begun for Claudia Valerie De Assumpcao, who is facing a murder charge following an incident in Kimberley in March 2013.

Held in Cranbrook criminal court in front of Justice Grant Sheard, the inquiry started off with witness testimony on Monday morning

The evidence and identity of witnesses presented in the inquiry are under a publication ban.

A preliminary inquiry determines whether there is enough evidence for Crown counsel to proceed to trial.

According to RCMP, on Friday, March 8, 2013, the Kimberley detachment, BC Coroner’s Service and Southeast District Major Crime Section were called to investigate the suspicious death of a man at a Marysville residence.

On Saturday, March 9, RCMP arrested the 37-year-old girlfriend of the deceased, whom RCMP said was living with the deceased at his time of death.

De Assumpcao was charged with second-degree murder and arson in relation to inhabited property for an offence committed in Kimberley on March 8.

Just Posted

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

‘If we do nothing, the herd will certainly be extirpated’: Caribou maternity pen proposed in Nakusp

The Arrow Lakes Caribou Society is waiting for a response from the province

It happened this week in 1912

Oct.6 - 12: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

55+ BC Games makes legacy impact in Cranbrook and Kimberley

The results are in, to the tune of $18,000 for Cranbrook and… Continue reading

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Man caught throwing away election signs in Fernie, ordered to put them back

Man told RCMP he had ‘no faith in government’

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Most Read