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Manslaughter trial cancelled for Fort Macleod man


By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on March 3, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

The trial for a 26-year-old man accused of killing an older man in Fort Macleod last May has been cancelled at the request of the accused’s lawyer.
During a brief hearing Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court, an agent for Calgary lawyer Balfour Der explained the week-long trial set for the summer needs to be rescheduled for “personal reasons.”
The Crown did not oppose the cancellation, and the matter for Cullen Drake Tailfeathers was adjourned for a week to schedule a date for a new trial.
Tailfeathers pleaded not guilty last August to charges of manslaughter and break and enter to commit an indictable offence. A trial was set to run July 18-22.
Linden Blair Grier, 33, of Brocket, Alta., was found dead in a home in Fort Macleod May 24. Police were called to the residence at 2:24 a.m., following a report that a man had been injured. Attempts to save the man’s life were unsuccessful.
Tailfeathers, of Fort Macleod, was arrested three days later.
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