Former ‘most-wanted’ criminal to stand trial for 2013 Surrey murder

Dean Jeffrey Anderson accused of killing Richard Lomas and seriously assaulting another man at an after-hours party.

Dean Jeffrey Anderson will stand trial for the November 2013 murder of Richard Lomas in Surrey and the aggravated assault of Donovan Foster.

A man who was once one of the RCMP’s top 10 most-wanted criminals has been ordered to stand trial for the murder of one man and the beating of another in Surrey last year.

Dean Jeffrey Anderson, 45, is accused of killing a man and viciously assaulting another at an illegal after-hours establishment in a Fleetwood-area house just over a year ago.

He is charged with the second-degree murder of Richard Lomas and the aggravated assault of Donovan Foster in November 2013.

Anderson, who also goes by the alias “Biggie,” was arrested Dec. 4, 2013 in connection with a fight that was reported at a home near 91 Avenue and 147A Street a week-and-a-half earlier. Lomas and Foster were seriously injured in the altercation and Lomas died later in hospital.

Anderson’s photo had previously been released by B.C. RCMP after making the top-10 wanted list in 2011 for outstanding warrants for assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation. He was arrested and charged in a massive gun seizure in April 2011. He has an extensive criminal record dating back to 2001.

Anderson was ordered to stand trial for last year’s murder and assault after a preliminary hearing in Surrey Provincial Court over the past couple of weeks that concluded Wednesday (Dec. 3). There is a publication ban on evidence from preliminary hearings.

Anderson’s next court date is Jan. 8. His trial will take place in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

 

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