Case of Burlington woman found slain in apartment going to trial in June 2018
The case of a Burlington woman found dead in her apartment is going to trial.
Malcolm Copeland of Markham, who turns 45 on Monday, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth Nugent.
Nugent, 32, died from knife wounds to the neck. Her body was found in her downtown Burlington apartment on Pearl Street on Oct. 27, 2014 after a Halton police standoff with a man.
A trial confirmation hearing is set for May 18, 2018 in Milton court.
Pre-trial motions will be held May 28.
At a pre-trial, the judge meets with the defence counsel and Crown to discuss issues related to the upcoming trial.
A trial is slated to begin June 4 in Milton. It is expected to last up to four weeks.
Copeland, who has changed lawyers a couple of times, is now represented by high-profile Toronto lawyer Edward Sapiano.
Elizabeth Nugent was stabbed.