Apr. 24, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Audette murder trial hits another roadblock

There has been another delay in the first-degree murder case against Kourtny Audette, but this appears to be the last.

The 25-year-old Wallaceburg woman is charged in the death of 24-year-old Nick Laprise of Dover Township. Laprise was found dead in a Wallaceburg home on April 18.

Audette appeared via CCTV Friday at the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham.

A date for a preliminary hearing was supposed to be set, but Audette’s lawyer requested that the decision be moved to September 19. The Crown said the delay was solely on the defendant’s counsel as they are prepared to move forward.

The judge granted the defendant’s request but made a condition that preliminary hearing dates be submitted by September 17 to ensure the case moves forward.

The Crown confirmed seven to 10 days have been given for the preliminary hearing process.