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Dustin Moir back in prison after allegedly breaching bail conditions

Dustin Moir, who is awaiting a new trial in the murder of Chelsey Acorn, is back in prison after allegedy breaching his bail conditions and uttering threats.  - Black Press file photo
Dustin Moir, who is awaiting a new trial in the murder of Chelsey Acorn, is back in prison after allegedy breaching his bail conditions and uttering threats.
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A man who was released from prison to await a new trial after having his first-degree murder conviction overturned last year is back behind bars.

Dustin Moir, 28, has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm on July 9 and two counts of breaching his bail conditions on June 12, all in Maple Ridge.

He has been back in custody since July 12 and is next slated to appear in the Chilliwack law courts on on July 21 on the breach charges and in Port Coquitlam provincial court on July 23 for the uttering threats charge.

Moir was convicted in February 2010 of the 2005 murder of 14-year-old Chelsey Acorn of Abbotsford and received a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Acorn's remains were found April 2006 in a shallow grave near the Carolin Mines exit off the Coquihalla Highway outside of Hope.

An autopsy determined that her skull had been crushed with a rock sometime in the fall of 2005 and she had been strangled and buried naked.

Moir and his father Jesse Blue West, 61, were charged with her murder, and both were convicted in separate trials.

Moir appealed the decision, and his conviction was overturned in January 2013. A new trial was ordered, and Moir was released from prison last August on a $200,000 surety.

This meant that another person would be responsible for paying the sum if Moir breached any of his court-ordered conditions.

Those conditions included that he reside with his wife, abide by a daily curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and seek/maintain employment.

Moir's next appearance leading up to his second murder trial is Oct. 2 for a pre-trial conference in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack.

West is also appealing his conviction, although a hearing on that matter has not yet occurred.

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