Beating death case due back in Halifax court after accused fires lawyer
Andre Noel Denny arrives at Nova Scotia Provincial court to be arraigned on charges steaming from the beating death of gay activist Raymond Taavel Halifax, N.S., on April 18, 2012.(Mike Dembeck / THE CANADIAN PRES)
HALIFAX -- The case of a man accused in the fatal beating of a man outside a Halifax bar returns to court today.
Andre Noel Denny of Membertou, N.S., was expected to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder earlier this month in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
But the trial was delayed when the 35-year-old accused fired his lawyer.
Denny is accused in the April 2012 death of 49-year-old Raymond Taavel.
The gay rights activist died outside Menz bar on Gottingen Street following an altercation.
It's not clear when Denny's trial will begin.