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Preliminary hearing for accused murderer Boris Panovski set for October

By Dave Flaherty, The Post

Accused murderer Boris Panovski made another appearance at the Goderich courthouse.  (Dave Flaherty/QMI Agency)

Accused murderer Boris Panovski made another appearance at the Goderich courthouse. (Dave Flaherty/QMI Agency)

The preliminary hearing for accused murderer Boris Panovski has been slated for October.

The hearing is expected to take two weeks, although no firm dates have been scheduled.

It is also expected there will be a judicial pre-trial for the case in mid-April.

Panovski, 70, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Don Frigo and the attempted murder of Frigo’s wife, Eva Willer Frigo. They were shot Sept. 13 while riding horses after a dog-training competition at the Hullett Wildlife Conservation Area near Clinton.

He remains remanded in custody at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre until April 9 when the defence and prosecution will decide on the date for the pre-trial hearing.

Panovski was uncharacteristically subdued during the video appearance, only speaking briefly when asked questions and to thank the court for their time.​