Forty-one-year-old Shane Stanford is facing second-degree murder charges relating to the Tuesday, Aug. 11 death of 23-year-old Courtenay resident Kevin Burns.
At approximately 10:39 p.m. Aug. 11, the Comox Valley RCMP responded to an incident in the downtown area of Courtenay.
Upon arriving at the scene, police located a 23-year-old man, later identified as Burns, suffering from serious injuries. BC Ambulance Service Paramedics transported Burns to St. Joseph’s General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Stanford made his first court appearance in Courtenay Friday morning, where the case was adjourned until Aug. 27. No further details of the incident were revealed.
Stanford is known to police. He has at least four other files from this year alone, including assault of a peace officer and possession of stolen property.