A sheriff’s vehicle leaves the Abbotsford courthouse on Friday morning with Oscar Arfmann, the man charged with killing Const. John Davidson. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Accused cop killer makes second court appearance

Oscar Arfmann appeared briefly in Abbotsford court Friday morning

  • Jan. 12, 2018 10:09 a.m.

Oscar Arfmann, the man accused of killing Const. John Davidson, made a brief appearance Friday morning in Abbotsford provincial court.

The appearance was the second for Arfmann, 65, who is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Davidson’s death on Nov. 6. The Crown indicated that Arfmann’s next court date will be Feb. 26 in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack to set a date for trial.

This means that he will forego a preliminary hearing, which is held in some cases to determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.

Security was tight again at today’s appearance, as it was at Arfmann’s previous court date on Nov. 28.

Arfmann, an Alberta resident, was charged Nov. 7 with first-degree murder after Davidson was killed in the line of duty.

The 53-year-old officer was the first on scene after police received reports of shots being fired at civilians at a strip mall on Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford.

Davidson was struck by gunfire and was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after.

Arfmann was arrested not far from the scene following a brief police chase that ended in a crash and with more shots being fired. He was injured in the incident and was taken to hospital.

 

Just Posted

Special invites sent for big Canucks Autism Network birthday party in Surrey

Such invitations are rare for some kids with autism, and one Surrey family knows the feeling

White Rock to begin Johnston Road ‘beautification’ construction

Notice warns of “some noise” from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Person involved in Surrey crash must wait longer to get their blood back

Judge extends blood seizure order as police conduct Surrey impaired driving investigation

Cloverdale reviews new town centre plan

Community can give feedback until July 6

Final skate at former ‘Stardust’ rink in Surrey this Saturday

Central City Arena is closing to make way for tower development

Trudeau, Horgan condemn controversial U.S. child migrant policy

Premier John Horgan said B.C. ‘will always stand up for the values’ of diversity and inclusion

Heat records broken across B.C. as weather warning lifts

Thirteen records broken across B.C. on Tuesday

Alt-ed program brings mindfulness to the classroom

B.C. school leading the way in anxiety reduction strategies

Streaking fan levelled by BC Lions player hires lawyer

Toronto-based firm says the fan suffered injuries including a ‘mild traumatic brain injury’

Province expected to extend fish farm licenses another 4 years

An announcement on future of 20 fish farms off B.C. coast coming Wednesday afternoon

5 to start your day

Ultra low-cost airline launches in B.C., massage therapist charged with sex assault and more

Vancouver massage therapist charged with sex assault

Police say they believe more victims are out there

Humboldt survivors to attend NHL Awards

Players say it’s a blessing to be back together again

Justice minister: marijuana still illegal for now

Driving under the influence of drugs has always been — and will remain — against the law

Most Read