Court appearance for murder suspect

Next appearance by video Sept.10

  • Aug. 31, 2015 4:00 p.m.

The 41-year-old man facing second-degree murder charges relating to the death of 23-year-old Courtenay resident Kevin Burns will make his next appearance by video Sept.10.

Shane Stanford appeared by video in a Courtenay courtroom Thursday morning for the incident which occurred Aug. 11 around 10:30 p.m. in downtown Courtenay.

Stanford made his first court appearance mid-August, and an agent working on behalf of his lawyer Jordan Watt asked for an adjournment of two weeks to examine additional files.

Stanford, who is known to police with at least four other files from this year including assault of a peace officer and possession of stolen property, will appear by video.