Murder trial underway for man accused in death of Brenda Woloski

By Scott Roblin
January 21, 2019 - 12:44pm Updated: January 21, 2019 - 7:11pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB – The trial for a Medicine Hat man accused of second-degree murder began on Monday morning, however it will likely be months before a jury will hear details of the case.
 
Noah Bentley, 28, appeared in Medicine Hat Court of Queen’s Bench, standing charged in the murder of Brenda Woloski, 53, who was found dead inside a home in the 800 block of 3rd Street SE on November 12, 2016.
 
Bentley was formally arraigned and pled not guilty to the second-degree charge.
 
Both the Crown and the Defence agreed to a blended voir dire. A voir dire is a trial within a trial to review issues including witnesses and potential evidence.
 
The voir dire is expected to run throughout the week. There is also publication ban around the proceedings to preserve information from leaking to the jury pool before it's selected.
 
A date for when jury selection will take place has not yet been named, however according to Crown prosecutor Andrea Pocha-Robbenhaar it’s expected to happen sometime in October.

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