Brotherston opts for judge alone trial

Highlands man faces robbery, manslaughter charges in unrelated events

Greg Brotherson made his first appearance in the Western Communities Courthouse, Oct. 29 to face break and enter and robbery charges.

He is being charged with robbing a 77-year-old Langford man at his home early Oct. 6. The victim told West Shore RCMP he was threatened with a knife and was treated for minor injuries.

Brotherston decided to waive the right to a preliminary inquiry and the reading of charges.

His lawyer Richard Neary is to be in chambers of the supreme court in Victoria, Oct. 31 to set a date for a three-day trial.  The verdict will be decided by a judge alone.

Brotherston is to be back in the Western Communities Courthouse Dec. 6 to face a manslaughter charge related to the death of Richard Green.

Green, a 57-year-old Colwood man was allegedly punched outside of the Country Rose Pub in Colwood, Oct. 8 around 8:30 p.m. He underwent emergency surgery on Oct. 9 and was put into an induced coma. He was taken off life support and died early Oct. 15.

Initially Brotherston was charged with aggravated assault, manslaughter was added after Green’s death.

Brotherston will remain in custody by consent until his next appearance via video.

 

He was also charged with aggravated assault, but prosecution stayed that charge on Oct. 29.

 

 

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