June preliminary hearing for suspect in deaths of Alberta father, child

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A man accused of killing a two-year-old girl and her father is to face a preliminary hearing in June.

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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 appeared briefly in a Lethbridge court this morning via closed-circuit television from the Calgary Remand Centre.

The preliminary hearing, which is to determine if there is enough evidence for a trial, is scheduled for 10 days starting June 20.

Members of the Blanchette family, including the little girl's grandmother Terry-Lynn Dunbar, were in court, but declined to comment afterwards.



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