Trial dates set for man accused in deaths of N.B. boys suffocated by python

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. -- Trial dates have been changed for a man accused in the deaths of two little boys who were suffocated by a 45-kilogram African python in New Brunswick.

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Jean-Claude Savoie is charged with criminal negligence causing death.

The RCMP say a trial was initially expected to begin Sept. 12 in the Court of Queen's Bench in Campbellton.

However, the Mounties say the trial will now be held between Oct. 13 and Nov. 11 to accommodate witnesses.

Four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother, Connor, died after the huge snake fell on top of them while they were sleeping in Savoie's apartment in Campbellton on August 5th, 2013.

The RCMP said the huge snake managed to get out of its tank overnight, and got into a ventilation pipe in the ceiling.

Its weight caused the pipe to collapse and it fell into the living room where the boys were sleeping.



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