(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 301 today for a decision on whether his murder charge is going to trial or not is 42-year-old Garnett Loon. His Honour, Justice Dino DiGiuseppe is presiding along with Crown Attorneys Trevor Jukes and Misbah Haque. Criminal defense lawyer Gunn is also present.
Loon is brought up from the prisoner holding cells in the courthouse basement. He is seated in the prisoners box of the courtroom.
In 2017 22-year-old Kory Lee Campbell and 50-year-old Robert Lloyd Gray were found murdered at a Carl Ave residence according to police media release. A preliminary hearing that lasted just under a week was held earlier this year, which saw evidence presented to His Honour. Based on that evidence, Justice DiGiuseppe has now decided if there is enough evidence to go through with the murder trial.
Loon was arrested in Sioux Lookout shortly after the investigation into the double murder was underway, according to police media release.
Garnett Loon is going to trial for the second-degree murder of Robert Lloyd Gray. He is also going to trial for the manslaughter of Kory Lee Canpbell. He was previously charged with murder, but that has been downgraded to manslaughter.
Charges of attempted murder and forcible confinement that Loon was facing have been withdrawn.
We will update this article shortly.