Perry Andrew Charlie faces a first-degree murder charge in the deaths of Thomas Burt Reed - from Burns Lake and David Laurin Franks of Prince George. (Lakes District News file photo)

November verdict for alleged killer of Burns Lake man

The verdict in a case involving a Burns Lake man who was allegedly murdered is scheduled for November.

Perry Andrew Charlie is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Thomas Burt Reed – from Burns Lake and David Laurin Franks of Prince George, in 2017.

The verdict in Charlie’s judge-only trial in Prince George is expected to be delivered on Nov. 19, as Dan McLaughlin, spokesperson for the BC Prosecution Service told Lakes District News.

The trial wrapped up its closing arguments on July 12, when Madam Justice Church reserved judgment.

LOOK BACK: Trial finishes for suspect in Burns Lake man’s murder

Charlie also faces a charge of attempted murder with a firearm of Bradley Knight, who survived what police believe was a targeted shooting incident on Jan. 25, 2017 in Prince George. The suspect has also pleaded not guilty to that charge.

Seaver Tye Miller and Joshua Steven West – who were also involved in the 2017 incident – have pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. Aaron Ryan Moore has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal negligence causing death.

All three men are scheduled to appear in court to arrange a date for sentencing on Sept. 16.

Reed was 51 when in the early hours of Jan. 25 he was found dead after RCMP responded to a report of shots fired on Foothills Boulevard near the intersection of North Nechako Road.

READ MORE: Burns Lake man killed in double homicide

Franks, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene. Knight was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police arrested Charlie the next day.


Blair McBride
Multimedia reporter
Send Blair an email
Like Lakes District News on Facebook

Just Posted

Regional District says goodbye to Houston Rural director Rob Newell

Newell passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 74

Royals fall short to Lakers in five-set nailbiter

After winning the first two sets, the Royals dropped the last three 25-22, 25-20 and 15-13

Pipeline camp workers to buy locally, TC Energy says

As preparations for TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project pick up… Continue reading

Village eyes new mass communication system

A new mass communication system might provide emergency information more easily for… Continue reading

Chamber to get electronic locks

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce building will soon get… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: Holiday outfits on a budget

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Smudging in B.C. classroom did not affect Christian family’s faith, says school district lawyer

Lawyers make closing arguments in a Port Alberni case about the Indigenous cultural practice

Canadian Forces member charged with possessing magic mushrooms in Comox

Master Cpl. Joshua Alexander, with the 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron, facing two drug related charges

Most B.C. residents, including those hit by 2018 storms, not prepared for outages: report

Create an emergency kit, BC Hydro says, and report all outages or downed lines

Study finds microplastics in all remote Arctic beluga whales tested

Lead author Rhiannon Moore says she wasn’t expecting to see so many microplastics so far north

Services needed in B.C. for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients: doctor, advocates

More patients are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at an earlier age

65-million-year-old triceratops fossil arrives in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a Triceratops prosus

B.C. widow sues health authority after ‘untreatable’ superbug killed husband

New Public Agency Health report puts Canadian death toll at 5,400 in 2018

Changes to B.C. building code address secondary suites, energy efficiency

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the changes will help create more affordable housing

Most Read