Shayne McGenn is shown here being escorted out of the Penticton Courthouse in May 2016 after being remanded to Abbotsford to face second-degree murder charges. (Dale Boyd/Black Press)

Trial date set for accused in David Delaney murder

Abbotsford man, 63, found dead in apartment in February 2016

A trial date has been set for two people charged in relation to the 2016 killing of David Delaney of Abbotsford.

Shayne Daniel Duncan McGenn, 34, and Sarah Margaret Sather, also 34, are set to go to trial on April 30, 2018 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

McGenn has been charged with second-degree murder and Sather has been charged with accessory after the fact.

Delaney, 63, was discovered dead on Feb. 23, 2016 in his fourth-floor suite in the Aspen Court apartment building on Center Street in Abbotsford. Court records indicate the date of the killing to be 16 days prior.

Delaney was the head chef at the Big River Restaurant and Taphouse in Coquitlam, and had lived in the Abbotsford apartment building since August 2013.

Investigators have not revealed Delaney’s cause of death nor have they indicated the circumstances surrounding the murder.

McGenn was arrested and charged in Penticton in May 2016, and Sather was also charged around that time.

In November 2016, McGenn faced further charges of robbery, disguising his face with intent to commit an offence, and using an imitation firearm in relation to an incident in May 2014 in Penticton.

Those charges are also still before the courts.

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