South Surrey mother’s murder trial delayed

Proceedings against Lisa Batstone are now scheduled to get underway in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster in September

The trial of a South Surrey mother charged with killing her eight-year-old daughter has been delayed.

Teagan BatstoneProceedings against Lisa Deanne Batstone are now scheduled to get underway in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on Sept. 25, 2017 – nearly three years after the body of her daughter Teagan (pictured at left), a Grade 3 student at Rosemary Heights Elementary, was discovered in the back of a car in a cul-de-sac just south of Crescent Road (below).

The trial had initially been set for June 5-30, 2017.

Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel for the Criminal Justice Branch, confirmed Friday that the adjournment was sought by the accused, “as her new counsel was not available for the previously scheduled trial date.”

She was arrested Dec. 10, 2014 in connection with her daughter’s death. Charged with second-degree murder, she was deemed the following month to be fit to stand trial, after a court-ordered “fitness assessment.”

In an appearance in Surrey Provincial Court last January, Batstone consented to remain in custody until trial. At the time, she was being held in a psychiatric hospital.

McLaughlin confirmed Friday that Batstone remains in custody.

Body found in car

Just Posted

18 months conditional term for indecent caller

Incidents reported in Surrey, White Rock and Langley

Delta mosque holds silent prayer vigil for Christchurch victims

Event emphasized the importance of acceptance, solidarity in the wake of the attack on Muslim worshippers

White Rock Mexican restaurant told to remove flag from patio

‘I’ve never heard of anything like this in my life,’ Primo’s Mexican Grill general manager said

White Rock water plant operational by month’s end

Utilities manager’s talk to Peace Arch Rotary also covers global water issues

A Surrey Mountie’s tale of reconciling her family’s history with the LGBTQ+ ‘purge’

PART TWO: Cpl. Sturko is spokeswoman of Surrey RCMP after her great uncle was ‘purged’ from the RCMP

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Pedestrian killed, two injured in three-vehicle crash in Coquitlam

Road closures in effect following collision

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

B.C. river cleanup crew finds bag of discarded sex toys

Chilliwack volunteers stumble on unexpected find while removing 600 lbs of trash from riverway

Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to hot real estate market in B.C.

Trudeau said the budget contains measures to help first-time buyers

Most Read

l -->