Princeton gun charges trial expected to take three days

A man facing multiple gun-related charges stemming from events in Princeton is going to trial after pleading not guilty.

Princeton gun charges trial expected to take three days

A man facing multiple gun-related charges stemming from events in Princeton is going to trial after pleading not guilty Wednesday and moving his trial to Penticton.

Donavin Francios Costa is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a firearm contrary to regulation, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and pointing a firearm in relation to events that occurred on Oct. 20 in Princeton.

Costa, who appeared in Penticton Provincial Court Wednesday via video from the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, pleaded not guilty to all charges and a trial date was set for May 25.

The trial is expected to last three days and take place before a provincial court judge with two civilian witnesses, one expert witness testifying from Vancouver via video and multiple police
witnesses.