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White Rock stabbing suspect briefly back in court via video

Hyacinth hearing adjourned until July 4 to fix a date
A memorial on the White Rock promenade paid tribute to Kulwinder Singh Sohi, who was killed in April. The suspect appeared briefly via video in court Thursday (June 13). (Tricia Weel/Peace Arch News)

The suspect in a fatal White Rock stabbing appeared briefly in Surrey Provincial Court via video Thursday (June 13).

Counsel for Dimitri Nelson Hyacinth, 27, requested a three-week deferment of the hearing.

The matter was adjourned to July 4 to fix a date.

Charged with the April 23 second-degree murder of Kulwinder Singh Sohi, 26, Hyacinth is also facing aggravated assault charges in connection with a stabbing attack on Jatinder Singh, 28, two days earlier, on Sunday, April 21.

Singh, who had only been in Canada for a few months, survived the stabbing, with a serious neck wound that was treated in hospital.

Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’ve worked as a journalist in community newspapers from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey.
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