Preliminary inquiry for Millbrook man charged with second-degree murder set for June, July 2019

It will be more than a year until a preliminary inquiry for a man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 46-year-old Millbrook man in April.

Twenty-five-year-old Kevin Brian Sylliboy of Millbrook made a brief appearance in Truro Provincial Court on Tuesday with defence co-counsel Ken Greer and Stephanie Hillson, Legal Aid lawyers from Kentville and Amherst respectively.

The weeks of June 24th and July 2nd 2019 were booked for Sylliboy's preliminary inquiry; the first two week block available in Truro.

Judge Al Bégin apologized to Sylliboy, saying he would once again raise the concerns of lengthy delays with the higher-ups.

A focus hearing was scheduled for July 17th, and a sentencing hearing for a charge of possession of property obtained by crime from nearly two years ago was also put over to that date.

Sylliboy requested transfer from the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility to the Mentally Ill Offender Unit and access to methadone for treatment, which Judge Bégin said he would endorse.

The accused had previously requested a change to his no contact order to be able to speak with his mother, but Judge Bégin noted that will have to be made in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.