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Multiple murder trial moves again

The travelling road show, known as the Darcy Kozak murder trial, is on the move again.

The 39-year-old Campbell River man is facing three separate counts of first degree murder and is presently in custody.

His trial was originally slated for B.C. Supreme Court in Campbell River, but in January 2011, the trial venue was moved to Nanaimo.

Now, this week, word is the trial is moving again, to supreme court in Victoria. The four-week trial is expected to begin Sept. 10.

Kozak is accused of killing 45-year-old Kenneth Robinson. The homeless man from Nanaimo disappeared, along with his dog, in May 2007. His badly decomposed body was discovered by hikers in a wooded area of Shawnigan Lake in August 2007.

In December 2008, the body of Luc Dulude was found in abandoned commercial building in Willow Point. Dulude was a career criminal who had been released from jail a few months before he was found dead.

During the investigation into Dulude’s death, Campbell River RCMP learned of the disappearance of Kenneth Allan Leask, who was originally from Powell River.

According to police, Leask was killed in the fall of 2008 near Campbell River. His body has never been found.

Kozak was arrested in December 2009 in connection with Robinson’s death. He was held in custody and later charged with the two Campbell River murders following a lengthy investigation by police.

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