- Category: Canada News
- Published Friday, February 26, 2016
- CTV News
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A man accused of killing a two-year-old girl and her father is to make an appearance in a southern Alberta courtroom today.
Derek Saretzky is charged with first-degree murder in the September deaths of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father Terry Blanchette.
Saretzky is also charged with committing an indignity to the little girl's body.
He was found fit to stand trial after a psychiatric examination last December.
Saretzky was arrested in the Crowsnest Pass in southwestern Alberta after Blanchette, 27, was found dead in his Blairmore home on Sept. 14.
A widespread Amber Alert was issued for Hailey, whose remains were discovered in a rural area the next day.
Alberta Justice says today's appearance is to set a date for a preliminary hearing and to address bail.