A trial date has been set for an inmate charged with murder after an assault in January 2022.
Defence for Ashley Baird, Hugh Sommerville appeared in Alberta Court of Justice in Drumheller on Friday, May 12.
This was a procedural appearance to make sure process was transferred to the Court of King’s Bench, where Baird was arraigned the previous day.
The charges arise from an incident on January, 26, 2022, at approximately 8:40 p.m., where Drumheller RCMP responded to a serious assault at the Drumheller Institution.
The assault on 34-year-old Jeffrey Ryan of Parkland County, Alberta, by Ashley Baird, 38, of Nanaimo, B.C., was allegedly unprovoked.
Jeffrey Ryan sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital where he died.
Baird was charged with second-degree murder. A trial date for Baird was set for May 27, 2024.