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Date set for Learn re-trial

A man serving a prison sentence for life over a 2007 Cranbrook shooting death will have a re-trial in November.

In 2009, Cheyenne Learn was convicted of second degree murder over the December 2007 shooting death of Tammy Ellis in Cranbrook. He was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole for 16 years.

However, the B.C. Court of Appeal struck down that conviction in May 2013. Appeal Court Justice Ian Donald said the trial judge misdirected jurors before their verdict by talking about the necessary intent required to convict someone of murder. Justice Donald ordered a new trial for Learn.

In Cranbrook Supreme Court on Monday, Jan. 13, Justice Thomas Melnick set the date for Learn's re-trial. The two-week trial will start on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in Cranbrook.

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