The father of a Comox Valley teen who was found guilty of second-degree murder in August has pleaded not guilty to three charges of fear of injury/damage by another person.
The father — who cannot be named as it would identify the teen whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act — entered the plea Thursday and will face a two-hour trial.
The Denton family, whose 19-year-old son James was murdered by the teen last year at the conclusion of a music festival near the entrance to G.P. Vanier Secondary School, said in June they received a phone call from someone who identified himself as a reporter for the Comox Valley Record.
RCMP noted at the time the caller requested to speak with Brenda Denton, James’ mother, but the request was turned down.