trial to go ahead for man ac­cused of killing fam­ily

Metro Canada (Edmonton) - - News -

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.

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