Proceedings begin today, Monday, January 13,  in the Sheree Fertuck first-degree murder case. Fertuck disappeared on December 7, 2015. While her body has never been recovered, investigators gathered sufficient evidence to deem the case a homicide.

As a result of that investigation, RCMP charged Fertuck’s estranged husband, Gregory Fertuck, with first-degree murder and committing an indignity to human remains on the presumption that Sheree Fertuck’s body was moved following her death.

Fertuck, who was 51 at the time of her disappearance, went missing from a gravel pit near Kenaston. 

The purpose of the preliminary hearing is for the Crown to submit evidence and for the Court to determine if there are sufficient grounds to warrant a trial. It is expected that information presented during the hearing will be placed under a publication ban to maintain the integrity of any future trial.

The hearing is expected to take several days.