Two men accused in the fatal shooting of a Surrey SFU student nearly four-and-a-half years ago are scheduled to go to trial beginning next week.
Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal is charged with first-degree murder in the death of teen Maple Batalia, while co-accused Gursimar Singh Bedi is charged with manslaughter with a firearm and being an accessory after the fact.
The two are being tried together and the trial was to begin earlier this week. But during a brief court appearance Tuesday, lawyers for the accused told the judge they needed more time to review documents.
Their trial is now scheduled to start March 1 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.