Savage pretrial adjourned to new year
By Sue Tiffin
Published Dec. 27, 2017
A judicial pre-trial on Dec. 11 planning for the R.v. William Savage matter was adjourned until the new year.
The continuation of the judicial pre-trial, in which pre-trial matters including time estimates for court scheduling, potential resolutions and outstanding disclosure are generally discussed, will take place on Jan. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Newmarket.
“Judicial pre-trial meetings are normally conducted in the privacy of judicial chambers, off the record, in order to promote free and full discussions,” said Emilie Smith, ministry spokesperson for the Ministry of the Attorney General.
“Neither the public nor media can attend the judicial pre-trial.”
At a Sept. 27 pre-trial court date, pre-trial motions were set to begin on Sept. 10, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Lindsay, with Savage’s trial slated for Oct. 22, 2018.
Savage, from Fenelon Falls, was charged with first-degree murder on Oct. 26, 2016, in connection with the death of David Palmer, a 47-year-old man whose remains were found in the Haliburton area in May, 2015.
At the time of the arrest, OPP confirmed that Savage and Palmer were known to each other. Palmer was last seen on Oct. 2, 2015, outside of Pontypool and his vehicle was found on Oct. 14 near Spruce Lake Trail.
- with files from Angelica Ingram