Trial Set to Begin for Ballantyne Murder Suspect

Monday, November 22, 2004 at 15:04



Jurors are being picked today for the trial of a man accused of killing a former resident of Pelican Narrows.


On August 22nd, 2003, police discovered 44 year-old Vincent Ballantyne unconscious in a Prince Albert home.


He had suffered a blunt force trauma wound to his head.


Officers reportedly seized a baseball bat from the residence and charged 48-year-old John Buesnel with aggravated assault.


That charge was later upgraded to murder after Ballantyne died in hospital.


The trial is expected to last a week.


It could get underway as early as today.