VIDEO: Leamington Man Charged In Death Of His Wife Will Proceed To Trial On Second Degree Murder

A Leamington man is heading to trial on a charge of second degree murder in the death of his wife.

Following a preliminary hearing which wrapped up Wednesday, the judge ruled 52-year-old Cheng Sun will go to trial on the charge.

Sun had originally been charged with the more serious offence of first degree murder which means the death was planned and deliberate.

On June 29, 2017, 46-year-old Weqiong Du-Sun was found dead at a diner at Talbot St. East and Princess St. in Leamington.

Sun's lawyer Frank Miller is happy with the outcome.

"This certainly represents a place that we can go forward from and come to an ultimate resolution of the case or a trial that we find satisfactory," says Miller.

Sun remains in custody and Miller says time behind bars is wearing on his client.  "He is an educated man who has never been in prison before in his life."

The case now moves to Superior court where trial dates will be set, likely in the new year.