Man accused of killing brother likely to face jury

Tony Williams, 18, is charged with killing his Edison Thomas, last September in Campbell River

A man accused of killing his brother will face trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

A preliminary hearing was held this week in Campbell River provincial court in the case against Tony Williams, 18. He’s accused of second-degree murder in the death of his 33-year-old brother, Edison Thomas.

Thomas died in the early morning hours of Sept. 28, 2011, after he was allegedly assaulted by Williams.

According to police reports, RCMP were called at 2:10 a.m., to an assault-in-progress at a home located in the 1800 block of Mo Road.

An ambulance was also called and Thomas was taken to Campbell River Hospital where died at 4:45 a.m.

Police released no other details about the incident and evidence given at this week’s preliminary hearing cannot be published.

According to Crown prosecutor Bruce Goddard, the judge decided there was evidence to proceed to trial in B.C. Supreme Court. Thomas most likely will face trial by judge and jury.

Dates for the trial are expected to be set July 3.