The man charged in the killing of a Burnaby teenager will skip the preliminary inquiry and head straight to trial next September.
Ibrahim Ali, born in 1990, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Marrisa Shen, 13, who was found in a Burnaby park in the early morning hours of July 18, 2017.
BC Prosecution Service spokesperson Daniel McLaughlin told Black Press Media Monday that Crown lawyers filed a request for a direct indictment back on Oct. 19.
Ali’s trial is scheduled to begin at B.C. Supreme Court on Sept. 21, 2020. He will be tried by jury.