Suspected murderers to stand trial

The murder charges against Norman Larue and Christine Asp will proceed to trial, a Yukon judge decided last week.

The murder charges against Norman Larue and Christine Asp will proceed to trial, a Yukon judge decided last week.

Larue and Asp underwent a lengthy preliminary hearing for the past two weeks to determine whether there was enough evidence for a full-blown trial.

After evidence was presented by the Crown, Cozens decided Friday the charges should proceed.

Evidence from the preliminary hearing cannot be published.

On November 23, Larue’s lawyer, Raymond Dieno, and Asp’s lawyer, Ken Tessovitch, will meet with the Crown and decide on a court date for the trial.

The trial is expected to be time-consuming and complicated because police used undercover cops to gather their evidence on Asp and Larue.

They were apprehended in Strathmore, Alberta, in July 2009, months after the murder they are accused of executing.

In March 2008, police found the body of Gordon Seybold in his burnt Ibex Valley home.

Asp and Larue are suspects for arson and Seybold’s murder. (James Munson)

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