Teichrieb will plead guilty in connection with 2016 beating of teen in Kamloops

He was set to stand trial in Kelowna on Tuesday on charges of attempted murder and assault

  • Oct. 22, 2018 5:00 p.m.

Tim Petriuk

Kamloops This Week

Kristopher Teichrieb, the Kamloops man facing charges in connection with a 2016 beating that landed a teenager in a coma, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors on the eve of what would have been his six-week attempted murder trial in Kelowna.

Teichrieb, 41, was charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon in connection with a beating in the early-morning hours of June 19, 2016, that sent 18-year-old Jessie Simpson to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Simpson remained in a coma for months. He began to wake following brain surgery in early 2017, but his health fluctuated. Now 21, there has been no update on his condition since late last year, though it is believed Simpson remains in hospital.

Teichrieb was arrested a short time after the altercation, which took place near his home in the area of Holt Street and Clifford Avenue in Brocklehurst, and remained in pretrial custody for more than two years. He was granted bail in August to spend time with his ailing father. He remains free on bail on a number of strict conditions, including one barring him from possessing a baseball bat or any other sporting equipment and another that prohibits him from entering the City of Kamloops.

READ ALSO: TRIAL DATE SET

Jury selection had been scheduled to begin on Monday for Teichrieb’s trial in B.C. Supreme Court. The trial was to be heard in Kelowna following a successful change-of-venue application by Teichrieb’s defence lawyer, Jordan Watt, who sought the move based on extensive media coverage of the incident.

Evidence in the trial had been slated to begin on Tuesday in Kelowna.

Lawyers and Teichrieb will now convene in a Kamloops courtroom on Tuesday for a guilty plea and sentencing hearing.

During the B.C. Supreme Court hearing, a prosecutor is expected to read an agreed statement of facts — circumstances of the incident that will be made public after having been bound by a court-ordered ban on publication following a failed bail application by Teichrieb in 2016.

Teichrieb is also facing unrelated charges alleging he counselled another inmate to commit assault in a Surrey jail in October 2016, months after his arrest.

Details of Teichrieb’s plea agreement, including to which charge he is slated to plead guilty, are expected to be made public in court on Tuesday.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaNewsKat
kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Firefighters have doused a Peachland house fire

Fire crews are still on scene investigating the cause of the BBQ fire which made its way to the home

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

Wilson M. Beck Charity Golf Tournament in Kelowna benefiting YMCA of Okanagan

The tournament is sold out with 144 golfers swinging for the cause

Is construction in Kelowna hurting small businesses, or helping them?

Voices from both sides of the spectrum weigh in

Kelowna baseballers invited to league all-star game

The 2019 West Coast League All-Star Game will have two players from the Kelowna Falcons

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

False report of dead body leads police to sex dolls at Manning Park

Princeton RCMP breathed a sigh of relief, momentarily, when they discovered a… Continue reading

Ironman returns to Okanagan after seven-year absence

Subaru Ironman Canada is coming back to Penticton in 2020

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag

The Okanagan Nation Alliance flag was raised at a ceremony at Vernon campus on July 16

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

Summerland clinic will be closed on August long weekend

Medical office assistant needed at Rosedale Medical Clinic

Most Read