BRANTFORD – The dates have been set for the retrial of Kent Squire-Hill.
Squire-Hill had been tried and convicted of second degree murder in the strangulation death of his 21-year-old, pregnant former girlfriend, Tashina General, in 2008. The act also resulted in the death of the unborn child.
An autopsy of the fetus showed the child was Squire-Hill’s.
He was previously sentenced in 2011 in Brantford Court to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years, but launched an appeal. The appeal was sustained by the appellate court and a new trial was ordered.
The initial trial lasted eight days but the appeal could last as long as 10 weeks according to court time reserved. Five weeks are set aside for pre-trial motions of which some will be heard in November and will continue in January of 2017. Five more weeks are reserved for the trial itself. Which will begin April 3rd, 2017.