Trial for accused in murder of Burnaby teen Marrisa Shen postponed for a fifth time
The B.C. Supreme Court trial of a man accused in the high-profile 2017 murder of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen has been postponed for a fifth time.
In September 2018 Ibrahim Ali was charged with the first-degree murder of the Burnaby girl. A trial date was initially set for September 2020, but the jury selection was cancelled and the court told that the trial wouldn’t start until September 2021.
In order to accommodate a number of pretrial applications, a second adjournment resulted in the case being pushed back until Jan. 10, 2022.
A third adjournment moved the trial, expected to be heard by a jury in Vancouver, to Sept. 19, 2022. The fourth adjournment saw the case being put over until Jan. 16.
In an email, Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel for the B.C. Prosecution Service, said he could confirm that the jury trial will not commence Jan. 16.
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