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Court date set for murder trial

The trial date for the Penticton man accused of killing his common-law wife was set this week in Kelowna.

On Monday, Keith Wiens learned that his trial for second-degree murder will begin on June 11.

Wiens is a former RCMP officer who worked at the Summerland detachment before his retirement in 2001. It is alleged that on Aug. 16, 2011 he shot and killed his 55-year-old common-law partner Lynn Kalmring at their home. The couple lived together in the gated community of Sandbridge, located in the 3300 block of South Main Street.

In January, Wiens appeared in B.C. Supreme Court for a bail hearing after being taken into custody for allegedly violating his bail conditions. His bail was revoked at that time

Wiens is scheduled to appear on the alleged breach of conditions at the Penticton courthouse on Feb. 22.

 

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