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Murder case back in court Oct. 5 after mistrial

A new date has been set for the trial of a Victoria man accused of the first-degree murder of a young Revelstoke musician in August 2011.
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Daniel Levesque died after an August 2011 stabbing in a downtown condominium. Joshua Tyler Bredo is on trial for first-degree murder in Levesque's death.

A new date has been set for the trial of a Victoria man accused of the first-degree murder of a young Revelstoke musician in August 2011.

Joshua Tyler Bredo is charged with murder, sexual assault and unlawful confinement in the death of 20-year-old Daniel Jordan Levesque.

Bredo’s trial began Jan. 28 in B.C. Supreme Court but ended in a mistrial last week. The reason for the mistrial cannot be reported due to a publication ban.

The new trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 5 and is expected to last seven weeks. Jury selection for the trial has been set for Sept. 29 and 30.

Bredo, who was 26 at the time of Levesque’s death, was initially charged with second-degree murder. The charge was stayed in December 2011 due to a lack of evidence.

After further investigation, Bredo was charged with first-degree murder in December 2012, and with sexual assault and unlawful confinement in December 2013.