Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Witness at Doube-Murder Trial of Travis Vader Says He Lied Back in 2010

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Witness at Doube-Murder Trial of Travis Vader Says He Lied Back in 2010

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Witness at Vader trial says he lied

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EDMONTON - A witness at the first-degree murder trial of Travis Vader says he was lying to investigators back in 2010.

That's when RCMP questioned William Nikolyuk about Vader's alleged involvement in the disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann, a couple in their late 70s who vanished while on a road trip to British Columbia and have never been found.

At the time, Nikolyuk told officers that Vader admitted to stealing the McCanns' SUV but insisted he hadn't done anything to them and that they were not in the vehicle at the time.

On Wednesday, Nikolyuk said what he told investigators was not true.

He said the 2010 interview came days after his girlfriend died after a car accident and on the same day he was supposed to board a bus to B. …

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