May 26, 2014 10:10 am
Updated: May 26, 2014 6:53 pm

Case of 2 charged in Harley Lawrence death pushed to June 24


KENTVILLE, N.S. – The case against two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of a homeless man in Nova Scotia has been adjourned until June 24 to set dates for a preliminary inquiry in Kentville provincial court.

Harley Lawrence was found dead Oct. 23 in a burned out bus shelter in Berwick, a town in the province’s Annapolis Valley about 120 kilometres northwest of Halifax.

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Police have released few details about the case, including the cause of death.

Local residents said the 62-year-old Lawrence began using the shelter for refuge as temperatures dipped last fall.

His death shook residents in the town of 2,500, about 120 kilometres northwest of Halifax.

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Daniel Wayne Surette of Berwick and Kyle David James Fredericks of nearby Berwick District were charged in April.

They have been remanded into custody and not entered pleas.

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