NBC Dateline covering Snelson trial

Kelowna’s most notorious cold case caught the eye of an international media outlet.

  • Sep. 16, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Kelowna’s most notorious cold case caught the eye of an international media outlet.

Reporter Robin Davis from Dateline NBC, which is based out of  New York, will be at the Kelowna courthouse for the next four weeks covering the first degree murder trial of Neil George Snelson.

The one-hour cold case episode will air some time in the new year, although there’s no fixed date yet.

Snelson, 45, was arrested and charged with the crime in October of 2009, nearly 16 years to the day when Jennifer Cusworth’s body was found in a ditch on Swamp Road.

Cusworth had been at a party on Richter Street Oct. 16, 1993, and the court heard Wednesday that Snelson was also in attendance at that party.

Snelson, a local Christian musician who was actively involved in his church, was arrested after new DNA evidence provided a break in the case.

Crown counsel said they expect to bring forward around 45 witnesses as they make their case over the next four weeks.


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