Man charged in Millbrook murder appears in court

The man charged with second degree-murder in the death of a 46-year-old Millbrook man earlier this month has had his case set over until next month.

Twenty-five-year-old Kevin Brian Sylliboy from Millbrook made a brief appearance in Truro Provincial Court on Tuesday, where Amherst Legal Aid lawyer Stephanie Hillson was discharged as counsel.

Sylliboy asked Judge Del Atwood to change his no contact order, which contains ten names, to remove his mother Dawn Marie Sylliboy.

Crown attorney Laura Barrett said they opposed the move, unless the two did not discuss the case, as it has not yet been determined if Sylliboy's mother would be a witness in the case.

Sylliboy argued all calls from the correctional facility are monitored, but Judge Atwood denied the request at this time, saying the matter could be brought back before the court quickly once he retains new counsel.

Judge Atwood scheduled Sylliboy to return to court on May 15th for an update on counsel and to schedule a preliminary inquiry.

Sylliboy asked to be remanded to the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Pictou County instead of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside, and that he continue to have access to mental health counselling and medication.

Thirty-five-year-old Grace Marie Scott, charged with being an accessory after the fact in the case, appeared in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Truro on Friday and was released on bail.

The Truro Daily News reports that information on Scott's surety and where she will be staying has been banned from publication for "safety reasons".

The rare move was a joint request from the defense and Crown.

Scott is due back in court on May 3rd to enter a plea to the charge.

(With files from The Truro Daily News)