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Sylvan Lake man accused with murder of wife appears in court

Satnam Singh Sandhu appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court via CCTV on Jan. 22

A Sylvan Lake man accused of murdering his wife was back in court Wednesday morning.

Satnam Singh Sandhu appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court via CCTV from Red Deer Remand Centre on Jan. 22.

The proceeding were translated to him through a Punjabi translator.

A student of law appearing on behalf of Sandhu’s lawyer was instructed to set a date for a preliminary hearing, but Judge David Plosz suggested holding off until after a preliminary conference has been held.

He also stated disclosure information is still missing and the Crown prosecutor said a response to the request should come in a few weeks.

According to the judge, if a bail hearing is wanted by the accused it would have to be done in Court of Queen’s Bench.

The matter will be brought back to the court on Feb. 5. Sandhu will once again appear by CCTV.

Sandhu has been charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

He first appeared in court on Sept. 18 after Sylvan Lake responded to the incident the morning of Sept. 11 in a residential neighbourhood in town.

Sandhu was arrested at the scene and his wife, Kulvinder Sandhu, 36, was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

She later died in hospital in result to her injuries on Sept. 14.

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