Watch above: Travis Vader’s application for bail has been denied. The Alberta man remains in custody, but is getting support from outside. Laurel Gregory reports.
EDMONTON – The man who was previously accused of murdering a St. Albert couple was hoping to get out on bail on unrelated charges. His application, however, was denied by an Alberta judge on Friday.
Travis Vader had a bail hearing Friday afternoon, as he awaits trial for charges relating to theft, drugs, and careless storage of a firearm.
In March, the Crown stayed two murder charges against Vader in connection with the disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann almost four years ago.
He has filed two lawsuits, one claiming RCMP and justice officials kept him in custody on trumped-up charges until he was arrested in 2012 with murdering Lyle and Marie McCann of St. Albert.
The other lawsuit, in which dozens of defendants are named, alleges malicious prosecution and that Mounties botched the murder case from the beginning.
None of the allegations in the suits has been proven in court.
Vader has been in custody since July 2010.
With files from The Canadian Press
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