Jacob Daniel Forman, who is accused of killing his wife and two daughters in 2017, had his lawyers appear in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday for a pretrial conference.
Forman is facing two charges of first-degree murder relating to the deaths of his elementary school-aged daughters Karina and Yesenia Forman, and a second-degree murder charge in the case of his wife Clara Forman.
The incidents are suspected to have occurred between Dec. 17 and Dec. 21, 2017.
The case is still proceeding slowly as Forman requested a change in legal counsel back in July 2018, resulting in a significant speedbump for the trial.
Clara Forman was originally from Mexico and worked at GoodLife Fitness. She wrote on Facebook that she met Forman 12 years ago.
“Met in January, started dating in July, engaged Oct. 27 married three weeks later on Nov. 11 at sunset. When I married Jacob Forman I left everything I knew to come to Canada and build a life,” she posted on Nov. 11, 2015.
“God blessed our feeble efforts with good jobs, good friends, a great church family and most importantly, two of the best little humans a couple of people could ask for.
”Ten years later you are still the person I want to grow old with.”
In the early stages of the investigation, friends of the family said the Formans showed no signs of distress and it was a shock to neighbours when the bodies were found.
Forman, a plumber, has no previous criminal record.