Trial date set for student accused of killing teenager at Alberta school

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WETASKIWIN, Alta. — A trial date has been set for a student accused of killing a 17-year-old girl at an Edmonton-area school.

Dylan Thomas Pountney is to appear before a jury in January 2023 for an approximately 10-day trial.

Pountney is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jennifer Winkler.

Winkler died in hospital in March after a stabbing inside a classroom at Christ the King School in Leduc, Alta.

Mounties have said Winkler and Pountney knew each other and both attended the school.

There is a publication ban on the identity of at least 11 people who are expected to take the witness stand.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 31, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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