Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown in Travis Vader Trial Calls Witness Statements Inconsistent

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown in Travis Vader Trial Calls Witness Statements Inconsistent

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Crown calls witness statements inconsistent

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EDMONTON - The prosecution at the trial of Travis Vader says the testimony of one of its own witnesses is inconsistent with what was told to investigators looking into the disappearance of an elderly Edmonton-area couple in 2010.

Crown prosecutor Ashley Finlayson spent Friday questioning William Nicolyuk, a long-time acquaintance of Vader's, about the two-day period before Vader was arrested as a person of interest in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.

Asked if he had gotten groceries for Vader, if Vader had told him he was on the run, and if he'd ever seen Vader get into a white truck, Finlayson answered no.

Finlayson said those answers are not the same ones Nicolyuk gave in earlier statements, and he may seek to treat Nicolyuk as a hostile witness. …

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