Murder suspect ordered to stand trial

A man allegedly involved in the death of a suspected gang member in 2009 has been ordered to stand trial after his preliminary hearing wrapped up last week.

Christopher Fleig, 26, is charged in connection to the shooting death of Brandon Prevey, 29.

A four-day preliminary hearing to determine whether or not there was enough evidence for Fleig to stand trial was held in Red Deer provincial court last week.

He will make his next court appearance on July 15 in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench where a date could be set for trial. He will be tried by judge and jury.

In March, Pedro Julio Saenz, 22, and Brandon Cody Smith, 23, who were also charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to Prevey’s death had their charges stayed. In April, Christopher Ryan McIvor, 21, who was charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit to murder, also had his charges stayed.

A stay of proceedings can either be temporary or permanent but it is unlikely the charges will be reinstated.

Prevey was shot and killed in what police say was a gang-styled execution while sitting in his vehicle in the Inglewood area of Red Deer during the early morning hours of April 5, 2009.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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