News

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 His bail was revoked at that time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.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Penticton families receive Christmas cheer with hampers
 
Western News parent company completes deal with Glacier Media
 
Second polling station to be added in Penticton
MLA sues political opponent for incident at 2013 all candidates forum
 
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
 
Two killed in snowmobile accident
Lake Country council lays groundwork for Alternative Approval Process to raise taxes, borrow money for CN corridor
 
Port Edward to receive $150 million from agreement
 
Growing pains for police investigation unit

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.