February 1, 2016 4:16 pm
Updated: February 1, 2016 4:21 pm

Preliminary inquiry begins for man charged in death of Linnea Vienotte

Linnea Vienotte is pictured here in this handout photo.

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A preliminary inquiry is scheduled to begin in Grenada Monday for a 26-year-old man charged in the death of a New Brunswick woman who disappeared after going jogging with her dog.

Akim Frank is charged with non-capital murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

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Frank turned himself into police in December and the body of 36-year-old Linnea Veinotte was found hours later in a field in the south end of Grenada.

Police say Veinotte, a mother of two young boys who’d moved to the island to be with her family, died from blunt force trauma as a result of being struck by a vehicle.

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