Man charged in P.E.I. double homicide elects trial by judge

Alfred Guy Vuozzo pleaded guilty to first- and second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Brent McGuigan, 68, and his son Brendon McGuigan, 39. Damien Meyer/Getty Images

GEORGETOWN, P.E.I. – A man accused in the shooting deaths of a father and son in Prince Edward Island has elected to be tried by Supreme Court judge alone.

A lawyer for Alfred Guy Vuozzo made the request on his client’s behalf Thursday in a Georgetown court.

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Vuozzo has also waived his right to a preliminary inquiry.

The 46-year-old man has not yet entered pleas on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 68-year-old Brent McGuigan and 39-year-old Brendon McGuigan.

Their bodies were found in a home on St. Mary’s Road in Montague on Aug. 20.

The case returns to the province’s Supreme Court in Charlottetown on Nov. 14.

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