The outcome of a Trail youth facing a reduced charge of manslaughter will not be known until next month, as an intended guilty plea set for Thursday was put over until March 8.
The male suspect was initially picked up for second-degree murder this spring in relation to a 25-year-old Trail resident suffering from fatal injuries from an altercation before he was brought into the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital May 15, where he was pronounced dead.
Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the victim’s name is being withheld as it could shed light on the identity of the suspect, who was 17 at the time.
The judge also put over another prominent youth case Thursday.
An alleged online predator who lured local youth via Facebook from June 2009 through to November of last year is set to appear in court next on March 8 as well.
The 17-year-old local boy is facing 47 counts that include impersonation with intent, extortion, uttering threats, communication via computer to lure a child under the age of 18, obtaining sexual services of a person under the age of 18 and invitation to sexual touching.