A date has been set for Gregory Brotherston's judge-alone trial in connection with an alleged home invasion at a Langford mobile home park on Oct. 6.
On Monday, Brotherston, 31, appeared in Western Communities provincial court and pleaded not guilty to charges of robbing an elderly Langford man, breaking and entering a mobile home, assault with a weapon, and uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm.
On Wednesday, Brotherston appeared by video in B.C. Supreme Court chambers from the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. His lawyer, Richard Neary, told Justice Robert Johnston he was prepared to go to trial for three days beginning Nov. 28.
"This year?" asked Johnston, noting the case was proceeding at "blinding speed."
Prosecutor Laureen Nowlan-Card said she had agreed to the November trial dates. But she advised the court that the investigation was still continuing and the case might have to be adjourned.
"We won't know until the week before," Nowlan-Card said.
Neary said he would not oppose an adjournment if the Crown was not ready to proceed on Nov. 28.
Brotherston is the youngest son of former Highlands councillors Marie and Ken Brotherston.
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