Co-accused to set trial date in connection with robbery, assault of Taber senior

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
November 6, 2018 - 12:58pm

TABER – It's anticipated that a trial date will be set next month for two Lethbridge residents, who are accused of attacking and robbing an 87-year-old Taber man in July.

A lawyer appearing for Heinrich Froese and Stacey Carlson Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Taber Provincial Court, explained that a pre-trial conference has been scheduled for later this month, where they will go over certain aspects of the trial, such as how much time will be needed. Following that conference, the matter will return to court on Dec. 11 to set the trial date.

Froese and Carlson – the alleged victim’s granddaughter – previously entered not guilty pleas and elected trial by judge alone. They face charges of break and enter, robbery, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon. Both are currently out on bail under a number of release conditions.

According to Taber Police, they were called to a home along the 5800 block of 52 Street in Taber around 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11. They say an 87-year-old man found at the scene had been beaten and robbed of money, and that he was transported to the Taber hospital and later the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

To this point, there has not been an update on the victim’s condition, although police did note through social media post in July that he was expected to be released from hospital soon.

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