Assault case related to Prairie Mall shooting dismissed
A second case related to the Prairie Mall shooting has been dismissed.
Douglas Wheeler was due to stand trial on a single count of assault Wednesday in Grande Prairie court.
A failure to comply charge against Kevin Tyler-Ross was dismissed in January when witnesses did not show up to testify.
Another accused, Tevin Watson, has pleaded guilty to a failure to comply with conditions charge and is due for sentencing in May while another, Richard Vaillancourt, is due to stand trial on a robbery charge in June.
The trail for the accused shooter, Liban Musse, is to start in late May.
Ginter to stand trial
A man charged after another man died in a store parking lot during an attempted vehicle theft in May of last year will stand trial.
Michael Ginter will face four charges that include manslaughter and dangerous driving causing death. He had originally been charged with two counts, one of which was second degree murder.
A man from B.C. came out of store in Grande Prairie and found a man he did not know in his truck. He died after being pinned between two vehicles while trying to stop the suspect from getting away.
A trial date for Ginter has not been set. He is due back in court in May.
Four years jail time for accused robber
A man charged facing a number of charges, including two counts of robbery, has been given jail time by a Grande Prairie court.
Randall Telford Howe pleaded guilty to the pair of robbery charges and a possession charge. He has been given a three-year jail sentence on one robbery count and a one year consecutive sentence for the other. He will also pay a fine for the possession charge.
Howe was arrested after two incidents in February, one of which happened at a north end grocery store. An employee was threatened with a hatchet after confronting a suspected shop-lifter.