3 major cases before Lethbridge courts Monday

Lethbridge Court House. Global News

LETHBRIDGE – It was a busy Monday at Lethbridge Provincial Court, with several major cases on the docket.

A preliminary trial for 40-year-old Lucien Crane Chief, the man accused in the second-degree murder of Cynthia Badarm, 37, began Monday. There is a publication ban on the four-day proceedings.
An autopsy determined Badarm’s September death was from blunt force trauma. Crane Chief faces a number of other charges, including assaulting a police officer and uttering threats.

Lucien Maurice Crane Chief. Lethbridge Regional Police

Another Lethbridge man accused of second-degree murder was also back before the courts. Randall Enright is accused of killing Matt Flitton, whose body was discovered in a north side home Sept. 19. The cause of death has not been released. Enright appeared in court via closed circuit television (CCTV). His lawyer had the case put over to Dec.23; Enright remains in custody.

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Randall William Enright.

A man accused of manslaughter also saw his case put over. James Gurney, 28, is accused of killing 47-year-old Gifford George Good Dagger. Police said Good Dagger suffered head and internal injuries in an attack in a south side alley Aug. 31. He died in hospital the next day. Gurney’s case was adjourned until Dec. 3; a preliminary inquiry date has still not been set.

James Gregory Gurney. Global News

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