Murder trial begins in City

The trial for a man allegedly involved in the death of a suspected gang member in 2009 began on Monday in Red Deer court.

Christopher Fleig, 28, is charged in connection to the 2009 shooting death of Brandon Prevey, 29.

The trial is set to last for almost five weeks.

In March 2011, Pedro Julio Saenz, 23, and Brandon Cody Smith, 24, 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 of last year, Christopher Ryan McIvor, 22, 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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