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Blackmore back to court

Accused polygamist Winston Blackmore is heading back to court but no date has been set.

A request by Special Prosecutor Peter Wilson to forego a preliminary hearing on the matter and head straight to trial has been signed off by the Attorney General.

Wilson is seeking a direct indictment against Blackmore, who allegedly has more than two dozen wives.

Under usual circumstances, a preliminary hearing is held to determine if there is enough evidence for a trial, but that can be avoided if the Attorney General agrees going directly to trial would be in the public interest.

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Blackmore has opted to be tried by judge and jury.

He’ll appear in court in Cranbrook but that date has not been scheduled.

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