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Case of duo charged in murder of OPP Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala put over to February

CrimeCase of duo charged in murder of OPP Const. Grzegorz Pierzchala put over to February

A man and woman who have been charged in the first-degree murder of an Ontario Provincial Police constable made a brief appearance in court Tuesday before their case was put over until next month.

Randall McKenzie, 25, and Brandi Crystal Lyn Stewart-Sperry, 30, have both been charged in Const. Greg Pierzchala’s death.

McKenzie and Stewart-Sperry wore jumpsuits and medical masks as they appeared from correctional facilities by video feed before a Cayuga, Ont., judge Tuesday afternoon.

Their next court date is scheduled for Feb. 21.

Defence teams say they have received the first pieces of relevant evidence from prosecutors. Another wave of disclosures are expected in mid-February.

Pierzchala was shot while responding to a call for a vehicle in a ditch near Hagersville, Ont., on Dec. 27 and the 28-year-old later died in hospital.

Police have said Pierzchala was ambushed and had no chance to defend himself.

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