The man charged in a recent homicide in Courtenay made an initial court appearance in Nanaimo on Wednesday, March 9.
Crown counsel confirmed the bail hearing has yet to be held, though there is a ban on publication under Section 517(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada on any evidence presented in the hearing.
On March 6, Comox RCMP arrested a 55-year-old man following a call to a residence on 26th Street in Courtenay. Paramedics attended to an 80-year-old woman in medical distress who ultimately passed away. In a news release, police reported the suspect was known to the victim.
Anousone Chang faces one count of second-degree murder and is in custody. The next court appearance is scheduled for March 23.