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More delays for fatal boat crash trial

The criminal negilgence trial of Leon Reinbrecht, whose speedboat crashed into this houseboat three years ago, has been postponed again.  - Observer file photo
The criminal negilgence trial of Leon Reinbrecht, whose speedboat crashed into this houseboat three years ago, has been postponed again.
— image credit: Observer file photo

There is another delay in the legal proceedings against a man charged in a fatal boat crash on Shuswap Lake more than three years ago.

The criminal negligence trial of Celista,  resident Leon Reinbrecht was slated to begin this week in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops. Instead, a change of counsel is underway, which could stall the trial for another month.

Reinbrecht was charged after a five metre speedboat rammed into a houseboat on Shuswap Lake at the end of the July 2010 Canada Day weekend fireworks display at Magna Bay.

The impact embedded the small runabout completely inside the houseboat cabin, killing 53-year-old Blind Bay houseboat owner Ken Brown and injuring eight of the 16 people aboard the vessels.

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