Fruitvale murder case adjourned until April

The man accused in the Dec. 28 murder of a Fruitvale resident will remain in custody until at least April 7.

The man accused in the Dec. 28 murder of a Fruitvale resident will remain in custody until at least April 7.

Jordan Brian Shimell, of Rocky Mountain House, Alta., made an appearance in Rossland provincial court on Thursday via video link from a BC pre-trial centre. Following the brief appearance, the case was adjourned to April 7.

Shimell is charged with second degree murder in the death of Scott Douglas Decembrini, 52.

He was arrested without incident when RCMP responded to a report of a man with life-threatening injuries. Decembrini was rushed to the hospital in Trail, where he died.

The victim and Shimell were known to each other, but police have not revealed their exact relationship or the cause of death.