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Capozzi makes a plea deal on pre-murder charges

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 | 11:29 am

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A police officer on sentry duty outside the Capozzi's home on Young Road. (File photo)

By Joe Fries

Cameron Capozzi has apparently secured a plea deal, but it’s not the one you might be expecting.

The 51-year-old, who is charged with second-degree murder in connection with July 2009 death of his mother, Josephine Babs Capozzi, is due in court a month from today to be sentenced on four charges that stem from an incident the day before she died.

Defence counsel Henry Sarava told a justice of the peace this morning in Kelowna that his client intends to plead guilty to causing a disturbance as well as three breaches of his bail conditions. At the time of his latest arrest, he was awaiting the continuation of a trial on charges of assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats from December 2007.

In the wake of the murder, a neighbour said Capozzi appeared very intoxicated in the days proceeding his mother’s death at the home they shared on Young Road in the Lower Mission.

Sentencing on the disturbance and breach charges has been scheduled for 20 minutes on May 6, the same day a date should be fixed to continue the trial. Also on May 6, Sarava hopes to fix a date for a 12-day preliminary inquiry on the murder charge, which will allow a judge to determine if there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Sarava told reporters this morning he couldn’t even begin to guess when the provincial court here might be able to string together 12 days of free time for the preliminary inquiry.

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