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Saturday , 26 September 2020

Glendon man facing two counts of second-degree murder to appear in court May 21

The Glendon man accused of two counts of second-degree murder will appear in court again on May 21.

Anthony Bilodeau appeared by CCTV from the Edmonton Remand Centre with his legal counsel on the telephone on Thursday at St. Paul Provincial Court for his first scheduled appearance.

Neither Crown Prosecutor nor the defence counsel has received disclosure from the RCMP, the evidence the police have obtained from their investigation.

This six-week adjournment of matters will give the Crown Prosecutor and the defence attorneys a chance to review the information and how to proceed.

There has not been a bail hearing set for an appearance before the Court of Queen’s Bench, which would be route the accused would have to go through because of the charges.

Defence attorneys asked for a publication ban under the Criminal Code under Section 517, which states that if a bail hearing is being conducted and the accused person through their counsel asked for a publication ban on any evidence – that’s during the course of the bail hearing, said Crown Prosecutor Jordan Kerr.

The publication ban was not granted by the court at this time.

Bilodeau is accused of second-degree murder of 39-year-old Jacob Sansom, Nobleford, and 57-year-old Morris Cardinal, Bonnyville on Friday, March 27.

It is alleged by police that a confrontation ensued north of Glendon that night with the victims and a second vehicle.

Bilodeau was said by police to arrive after and fire several shots.

Autopsy results deemed the deaths as homicides.

RCMP confirmed that Bilodeau knew the person in the second vehicle.

He will appear in court again via CCTV on May 21 in St. Paul Provincial Court.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.