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Penticton murder retrial gets underway

An Okanagan man previously convicted for the 2006 murder of an elderly Penticton resident, was in court Monday for the first day of his retrial.

Corey Wolf Swite was found guilty of the first degree murder  of  an 85-year-old Penticton woman by a jury of his peers in 2009.

He had been sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility of parole for 25 years, but   last year was successful in a bid to have the conviction set aside, based on some procedural issues with the jury.

The case is expected to be heard throughout the month of November.

Swite, who was 21 at the time of the alleged crime, will see the case decided on by judge alone this time.

 

 

 

 

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