Pre-trial date set for accused in death of Cannington man

A pre-trial date has been set for the two men charged in connection to the death of 21-year-old Josh Elliott.

On May 26, around 10:30 p.m., Elliott was found collapsed on Dundas Street in Beaverton after officers were called to a “disturbance among several men”.  The Cannington man was reportedly rushed to Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia but succumbed to his injuries.

Police say a post-mortem indicated the cause of death was a stab wound.

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One month later, Durham Regional Police charged Lucas Bovell, 24, with second degree murder in connection to Elliott’s death. A few days after that, James Glen, 20, was charged with aggravated assault in the incident.

Following Glen’s arrest, police said they did not expect any further arrests in relation to the investigation.

The pre-trial date for both Bovell and Glen is Sept. 15.

According to the Ontario Court of Justice, the purpose of a pre-trial conference is to address resolution options, accurate trial estimates, and proceedural and evidentiary issues that promote the propert use ot trial time. Pre-trials are not open to the public.