The 16-year-old suspect charged with first-degree murder following the death of 19-year-old James Denton last month will make his next court appearance Oct. 6.
Comox Valley lawyer Robert Yeo acted as agent for Victoria-based defence lawyer Michael Mulligan Thursday morning, and asked the case to be adjourned for more than a month to receive full disclosure from the Crown.
Denton was stabbed July 23 around 11:30 p.m. near the entrance to G.P. Vanier Secondary School as a crowd dispersed from the Rhythm on the Rock festival at the nearby Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.
He later died at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox.
The 16-year-old suspect cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Friends and family gathered Thursday on the lawn of the Courtenay courthouse, holding signs and sporting Justice for James T-shirts before filling the gallery of the courtroom.
The suspect will make his next appearance by video.