Bail denied for man charged in New Year's Eve homicide

By Charles Lefebvre
September 1, 2017 - 12:22pm Updated: September 1, 2017 - 6:55pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — One of the two men charged in connection with a homicide on New Year’s Eve had his application for bail denied on Friday.

Leonard Beaulieu, 25, appeared in person at the Court of Queen’s Bench Friday morning, where his bail was denied in a written decision by Justice Dallas Miller.

Beaulieu applied for judicial interim release earlier in August. Details of the bail hearing are under a publication ban.

Beaulieu, along with Luke Boxell, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 24-year-old Jordan Pede. On New Year’s Eve, Pede was found suffering from a gunshot wound in Strathcona Island Park. He was taken to a Calgary hospital, where he died 11 days later.

Boxell, 22, was arrested in Medicine Hat on January 25, while Beaulieu was arrested in Manitoba on Feb. 13.

Beaulieu has been in custody since his arrest. He is due back in court from Dec. 13-15 for a preliminary hearing, which will determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial.

Boxell was released on $10,000 cash bail with strict conditions, including 24-hour house arrest with family in Manitoba. He is not allowed in Medicine Hat except for court appearances.

Boxell’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to run from Dec. 6-8.

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