Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Allows Accused Killer to Stay out on Bail during Trial, Adds Drug Tests

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Allows Accused Killer to Stay out on Bail during Trial, Adds Drug Tests

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Vader stays out on bail despite 4 times late

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EDMONTON - An Alberta man accused of killing two seniors will remain out on bail while his trial is ongoing.

The Crown asked for the review of Travis Vader's bail conditions earlier this week after he was late for his murder trial for the fourth time.

Judge Paul Belzil did the review Friday and added a weekly random drug test and search of his residence, unless there is suspicion of a breach.

Vader, who is 44, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, both in their late 70s, who vanished while on a camping trip in July 2010.

They were last seen fuelling up their motorhome in their hometown of St. Albert, a bedroom community north of Edmonton, as they headed out to British Columbia. …

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