Trial set for Jaffray criminal negligence case

A man facing a charge of criminal negligence causing death will have a trial by judge and jury in Cranbrook Supreme Court in one year.

  • Apr. 9, 2013 5:00 p.m.

A Jaffray man facing a charge of criminal negligence causing death will have a trial by judge and jury in Cranbrook Supreme Court in one year’s time.

As well as the criminal negligence charge, George L. Phillips has been charged with four counts each of careless use of a firearm, and storage of a firearm contrary to regulation.

The charges were laid in October 2011 in connection to the fatal accidental shooting of Fernie teen Michael Voss in Jaffray on June 16, 2011 by a 10-year-old child.

In February 2012, Phillips elected a trial by judge and jury.

Yesterday, Monday, April 8, a two-week trial was scheduled to begin on April 8, 2014 in Cranbrook Supreme Court. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for January 22, 2014.