This news article from the Times and Transcript newspaper(based in Moncton,New Brunswick ,Canada came out today:
The trial for a man charged after a snake he owned killed two boys in Campbellton in 2013 has been pushed into the fall.
Jean-Claude Savoie,39,formerly of Campbellton but currently living in Montreal, was charged in March 2015 with criminal negligence causing death after a lengthy investigation.
The charge was laid in relation to the death of two young boys at his home,who were having a sleepover with Savoie’s son.
On Aug. 5,2013, a 45-kilogram African rock python escaped an enclosure in Savoie’s apartment, situated above his exotic pet business,Reptile Ocean. RCMP say autopsies determined that four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor died as the result of being asphyxiated by the snake while sleeping in the apartment.
Savoie elected trial by judge and jury and the trial was set to take place Sept. 12 to 23.
The New Brunswick RCMP announced in a news release on Monday that the court has changed those dates. In order to accomodate witnesses who will be called to testify, the trial will now take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11.
I will keep you guys posted of any further developments regarding this.