Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Defence Witnesses in Trial of Man Accused in Deaths at Alberta Work Camp

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Defence Witnesses in Trial of Man Accused in Deaths at Alberta Work Camp

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Testimony concludes at work-camp deaths trial

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - The defence is not calling any witnesses in the trial of a camp cook accused of killing two people at a northern Alberta work site.

Daniel Goodridge has pleaded not guilty due to a mental disorder to charges of first-degree murder, assault with a weapon and interfering with human remains.

Final arguments from the Crown and defence are to be heard on Tuesday in Grande Prairie Court of Queen's Bench.

In an agreed statement of facts entered in court, Goodridge admits to the slayings as well as to terrorizing others who woke in the middle of the night to screams at the Canada North oilfield camp near Fox Creek in June 2015.

Police officers found the bodies of David Derksen, who was 37, from La Crete, Alta., and 50-year-old Hally Dubois of Red Deer, Alta. …

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