Delay in trial of Bashaw woman on technical grounds

  • Mar. 9, 2011 2:00 p.m.

JULIE BERTRAND

Independent Reporter

The young Bashaw mother facing charges of attempted murder has had her trial delayed due to procedural setback.

The woman, who cannot be named due to the status of the case, was supposed to be back in court on Tuesday, March 8 to enter pleas to several charges she is facing.

However, the court did not receive a document from the defendant’s lawyer.

As a result, the case was adjourned to March 10 at 10 a.m.

The accused was charged with three counts of attempted murder, two counts of arson with disregard for human life, one count of uttering threat and one count of unlawful harassment. She was arrested on Dec. 20, 2010 after she allegedly set fire to the family home.

At the time of the fire, there were one adult male, one adult female and two young children present in the house. The occupants were able to escape from the burning house

The adult male was treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns, and other injuries were also reported.