Two weeks have been set aside for the trial of a man accused in the deaths of two boys killed by a python in New Brunswick.
Jean-Claude Savoie’s trial is expected to run from Sept. 12 to 23 in Campbellton.
Savoie was charged with criminal negligence causing death after the two young brothers were asphyxiated by an African rock python in Campbellton.
Four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor were found dead on Aug. 5, 2013, after the snake escaped its enclosure inside Savoie's apartment, where they were staying for a sleepover.
The RCMP alleged at the time that the 45-kilogram snake escaped a glass tank through a vent and slithered through a ventilation pipe.
They said its weight caused the pipe to collapse and it fell into the living room where the boys were sleeping.
With files from The Canadian Press