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 ...

Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
 
Outgoing Kelowna mayor bids business community farewell
 
Smart meters coming to Kelowna
Amrik Virk advised Kwantlen on secret executive bonus
 
Local rider makes coveted Team Canada Para-Equestrian list
 
Hawkair returning to mid-afternoon flight from Prince Rupert to Vancouver
UPDATE: Safeway, 2nd Avenue businesses resume operations
 
Fire destroys Okanagan Falls homes
 
Marina lease holders will announce plans early-2015

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

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

Nov 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.