News

Preliminary hearing for murder of Kelowna mom begins

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to get underway today (Tuesday) for a young man accused of using a hammer to kill his mother last year.
Conor Frederick Grossmith is accused of attacking his mother, 57-year-old Kate Gilchrist, in her home on Sept. 13, 2012. She died nine days later, leading to Grossmith, now 25, being charged with murder.
His mental state at the time she was attacked is an issue in the case.
The preliminary hearing, which will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial, is scheduled to last eight days. Testimony at the hearing will likely be covered by a publication ban.
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 ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Tourism Kelowna loves the look of the new Super, Natural BC
 
Interdisciplinary fine arts degree at UBCO
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
MLA sues political opponent for incident at 2013 all candidates forum
 
Hydro power switched on in the Iskut area

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.