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De Assumpcao murder trial delayed

A Marysville woman charged with murder over the March 2013 death of Jordon Lomsnes will be waiting longer for a trial.

Claudia De Assumpcao (originally from Brazil), 38, has been charged with second degree murder and arson after Lomsnes, 47, died under suspicious circumstances on March 8, 2013 in Marysville.

Last November, De Assumpcao's lawyer, Buffy Blakley, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf and chose to have the case heard by a Supreme Court judge.

On Monday, March 10, lawyers for counsel and defense were scheduled to set a date for that trial.

However, De Assumpcao's new lawyer, Marilyn Sanford, told Justice Thomas Melnick via teleconference that she will be making an application to have the case transferred back to provincial court.

That application will be heard in Cranbrook Supreme Court on April 10.

De Assumpcao has been remanded in custody at Alouette Correctional Centre awaiting trial.

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