Friday, March 26, 2010

Lawyers of Trio File for New Court Date

Picture sent in by reader of the day the men went joy riding in the Coutenay mudflats. (see video)

Now that Adam is in jail for the next few months, the men's lawyers want to move the court date for the assult charges from August 19, 2010 to October 4, 2010. (update 26/03/10 - According to an anonymous commenter, Aug 19th is a confirmation hearing for the trail date of Oct 4th)

Comox Valley Record, March 25th, 2010

Adam David Huber, 25, one of the three men accused of attacking Jay Phillips last summer, received a six-month jail sentence — less time already served — on unrelated charges.

Huber, appearing before the court last Thursday, pleaded guilty to two counts each of impaired driving, driving while prohibited and breaching court orders while at large on the assault charge.

In agreement with lawyers representing Robert William Rodgers, 26, and David Samuel White, 20, Huber’s lawyer Tom Marino also filed an application to move the Oct. 4 trial date for the trio ahead.

Currently, a hearing is scheduled for Aug.19.

Comox Valley Record, March 18th, 2010

A lawyer for Adam David Huber, 25, one of three men accused of assaulting Jay Phillips in Courtenay last summer, has filed an application to move the Oct. 4 trial date ahead.

Victoria-based lawyer Tom Morino presented the request to Judge Doherty Thursday morning with lawyers Doug Marion (representing Robert William Rogers, 25) and Eric Chesterley (representing David Samuel White, 19) agreeing with the application.

Morino told the Record having his client wait in custody until the original October court date “(is) something that doesn’t make sense to me.”

“I would ideally like to have (the trial) within the next month or two, but realistically, I don’t think that’s going to happen,” he added.

A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19.

The assault caught international media attention, as the three white men attacking the black Phillips went viral on the Internet after it was caught on video camera and broadcast on YouTube.

1 comment:

  1. Ummm -- you're misinterpreting what the reporter wrote.

    They are set for a trial confirmation hearing on August 19. All they do on that date is confirm that Crown and defence are ready to go ahead with the trial on Oct. 4.

    But there won't be a trial on Oct. 4. People being held in custody get quicker trial dates. Huber's in jail, so they are asking for an earlier trial. It will probably be in June or July. The August and October court dates will be cancelled.