Father of convicted killer appears in court himself

The father of a Comox Valley teen who was found guilty of second-degree murder in August has pleaded not guilty to three charges.

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.

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