Preliminary inquiry date set for man charged with murders in Princeton

John Ike Koopmans, 49, is accused of killing Robert Keith Wharton and Rosemary Fox

A preliminary inquiry date has been set for a Princeton man charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a triple shooting.

John Ike Koopmans, 49, is accused of killing Robert Keith Wharton and Rosemary Fox in a shooting that took place at an Old Hedley Road property in Princeton on March 30. Another man suffered a gun shot wound and was taken to hospital.

RCMP did not provide much information on the motives or backgrounds of the individuals involved at the time of the incident stating it would come out in the court proceedings.

The four-day preliminary inquiry is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2014. The purpose of a preliminary inquire is to determine if the crown has sufficient evidence to set the matter down for trial.

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