A man from Nova Scotia's Wagmatcook First Nation will stand trial on charges of killing the mother of his twin daughters.
Dwight Austin Isadore, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Cassidy Bernard.
Her mother found her dead in her home in Waycobah in October 2018. Police have not said how she died. The infant girls were found inside the home at the same time Bernard's body was discovered. They were dehydrated, but not harmed. Bernard's mother is now raising the twins, with the help of the community.
Isadore has elected trial by judge and jury and will be at the Supreme Court in Port Hawkesbury on Nov. 13 to have a date set for his trial.
Wayne MacMillan, Isadore's lawyer, said there is no plea yet, but that it will be done before the Supreme Court when the defendant is arraigned.
Last November, the community offered a $100,000 reward for any information that led to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Bernard's death.
Friends, family and community members have also staged multiple marches in memory of Bernard, and to raise awareness of her case.
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