Trial set to begin in death of Fouad Nayel

<p> The first degree murder trial for a former Canadian soldier charged in the death of an Ottawa man is set to begin today at the Ottawa court house.</p> <p> Adam Picard is charged in the 2012 death of Fouad Nayel.&nbsp;</p> <p> Nayel disappeared in June 2012 after he told his family he was heading to Petawawa for a few hours.&nbsp; His body was found in November 2012 near Calabogie.</p> <p> Picard was set to go on trial in November 2016, but the first-degree murder charges were stayed when the judge ruled the case took too long to get to trial. Justice Julianne Parfett said Picard’s right to be tried within a reasonable time had been violated.</p> <p> The Ontario Court of Appeal reinstated the first-degree murder charge in 2017 and Picard was re-arrested. The Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear Picard’s appeal last month.</p>