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

Crown requesting two-week extension in Audette murder case

There has been yet another delay in the murder case against Kourtny Audette.

Audette appeared via CCTV on Wednesday at the Chatham courthouse. Her counsel, Laura Joy, was not present and left no instructions with Audette.

The Crown asked for two more weeks to vet witnesses for the case. They said after this two week period, dates for preliminary and confirmation hearings could be confirmed.

The presiding judge was reluctant to grant a two-week extension without the approval of Joy. He adjourned the matter to October 12 at 10:30 a.m. If at that point Joy approves the extension, the hearing will be pushed back two more weeks.

Audette, who is from Wallaceburg, is charged with first-degree murder in the April murder of Nick Laprise.

The charges have not yet been proven in court.