Preliminary hearing for man charged with killing Preston Thomas cancelled

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A preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing Preston Thomas last year didn’t proceed March 19 in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

Joel Yuzicapi, 28, is charged with second-degree murder. The matter is now set for case management on April 16. Case management is settlement discussions between the Crown and defence before a judge.

Saskatoon Police say they found Thomas’ body in a hotel on Airport Drive in Saskatoon on Aug. 1, 2020. They say the victim and the accused were known to each other.

Saskatoon Police Major Crimes continues to investigate. If anyone has information they are asked to contact the Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 and to ask to speak with an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Thomas’ mother Lillian Thomas made a rose to honour her son and takes it with her to Yuzicapi’s scheduled court appearances.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist