Preliminary hearing for Jason Cramer concludes
The preliminary hearing for Jason Daniel Cramer, who stands accused of the murder of Elaine Schwartz and the attempted murder of her son, Trevor Schwartz, in August 2011, concluded Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Crown prosecutors presented evidence and witnesses took the stand over the course of three days.
Judge Eldon Iverson ruled there was sufficient evidence to go to trial and ordered Cramer to stand trial in front of a jury on both counts.
A supreme court trial confirmation date is set for Jan. 14, 2013. There is a full publication ban on court proceedings. Details of the hearing cannot be reported until after the trial ends.
Cramer, 38, appeared in court in person. All previous appearances have been by video conference from Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre in Victoria where he has been held since August last year.