Re: "Another delay in hit-run trial," Friday, Jan. 18.
Reading this latest news on the case of Cory Sater, accused of causing the tragic deaths of Lorraine Cruz and Charlene Reaveley, is very frustrating and upsetting for me - and I do not know either of the women.
It must be even more frustrating and upsetting for the families and friends of the two women killed.
I understand that these things take time for both sides to build their cases, get court time where both sides are available, etc., but what is most frustrating for me is that these families have to wait even longer.
It seems to me like this is all a game with the defence lawyers.
Does it take the defence this long to actually work out that they don't want the case to go to Provincial Court but to go to Supreme Court instead?
Obviously, this happens in many cases in B.C., however why is it even allowed for cases to be changed shortly before trial when everything was all ready to go?
It seems like a stall tactic to me. I have watched this case through the newspapers and I have driven by the accident spot daily for almost two years and I can only imagine the pain these families are going through and continue to go through.
Gord Bytelaar Coquitlam