The father of a Comox Valley teen who was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday will make his next court appearance at the end of the month on charges related to the trial.
The father — who cannot be named as it would identify the teen, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act — is charged with three counts of fear of injury/damage by another person.
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 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.
The accused is scheduled to make his next court appearance Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. for arraignment.