Man accused of killing Jennifer Cusworth will be tried in Kelowna

The man accused of killing Jennifer Cusworth isn’t asking for his trial to be moved out of Kelowna after all.

A change of venue application was scheduled to be heard this week in the Kelowna Law Courts, but on Monday his lawyer instead went ahead with scheduling the trial for right here in the Okanagan.

Neil Snelson was arrested and charged with murder in the fall of 2009, not long after the 16th anniversary of Cusworth’s death.

The body of the 19-year-old college student was found in a ditch on Swamp Road on Oct. 17, 1993, a day after she was last seen alive at a large Richter Street party.

The trial, scheduled to last six weeks, is set to get underway in Kelowna on Aug. 29.

Kelowna Capital News