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Accused to enter plea on attempted murder

August 11, 2016 11:42 A.M.

Charged with the attempted murder of a Savona teen, Kristopher Teichrieb appeared briefly by video in Kamloops court Thursday.

Teichrieb’s next court appearance was set for Thursday, Sept. 15, when he will be arraigned on the charge and is expected to enter a plea.

The concrete contractor has remained in custody since June 19, when an early-morning altercation occurred with the teen. The incident left Jessie Simpson, who was 18 at the time, on life support at RIH.

The accused was denied a judicial interim release following a bail hearing last month.

A fundraiser in support of Jessie and his mother, who has remained at his side since the incident, is being held Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Doubletree by Hilton.

A limited number of tickets 150 tickets went on sale for $25 each on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Doubletree, Nu Leaf Produce Market, 740 Fortune Dr., or Kamloops This Week, 1365B Dalhousie Drive. If people wish to donate cash instead of purchasing a ticket, they can do that at the same locations.

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