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Twitchell murder trial begins

EDMONTON — Jury selection has been completed in Mark Twitchell’s lengthy court proceedings, leading the way for a criminal trial to begin later this week.

Twitchell is charged with the first-degree murder of Johnny Altinger, a 38-year-old who vanished in October 2008.

After seven hours of deliberations today, a jury of 12 people and two alternates was selected from a pool of 192 people.

The trial will begin at 1.30pm on Wednesday, March 16th and is expected to run no later than the end of April. Over 70 people are expected to be called as witnesses.

I won’t be blogging or tweeting any of this case over the next four to six weeks as I’ll be focused solely on research for the forthcoming book (to be published by McClelland and Stewart).

Anyone with information about this case can contact me at 780-802-3835 or via e-mail at steve [at] stevelillebuen [dot] com.

There’s always the post office too:

PO Box 403   Stn. Main
Edmonton, AB   T5J 2J6

Anonymity is guaranteed.

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Her Majesty The Queen v. Mark Andrew Twitchell

EDMONTON — We’re likely weeks away from the start of the Mark Twitchell criminal trial, which will be the focus of my forthcoming book.

The independent filmmaker is facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges. Twitchell’s murder trial related to the disappearance of Johnny Altinger is currently scheduled to begin in mid-March.

The case against him includes unheard-of police allegations and other matters that are tied to pop-culture: Facebook, Star Wars, online dating, the Internet, celebrity and Dexter, the fictional serial killer from the Showtime television series and Jeff Lindsay novels.

My true crime book will examine this case and the people connected to it. The book is tentatively scheduled for release across North America in 2012 by publisher McClelland and Stewart.

I am still conducting my research so anyone with information can contact me in the following ways:

Phone:
780.802.3835

E-mail:
steve [at] stevelillebuen.com

Mail:
PO Box 403
Stn. Main
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2J6

Anonymity is guaranteed.

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