trial to go ahead for man accused of killing family
a central alberta man accused of killing his parents and his sister has failed to persuade a judge to toss the case.
Lawyers for Jason Klaus had argued in red deer provincial court last month that it took too long for his trial to go ahead under rules set out by the Supreme court of canada.
But the application has been denied.
Klaus, who is 41, is charged with first-degree murder and arson in the deaths of his parents, Gordon and Sandra Klaus, and his sister Monica Klaus.
police believe all three died in a house fire in castor, alta., in december 2013.
a six-week trial is to begin in red deer on Oct. 10.