Family members in Nova Scotia are standing heart to heart with the parents and brothers of slain Alberta youngster Nathan O’Brien.
The man accused of killing five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his maternal grandparents Alvin and Kathy Liknes goes to trial on three counts of first-degree murder this week.
A jury of 11 men and three women is to begin hearing evidence Monday. Douglas Garland, 56, was arrested following the disappearance of the Calgary couple and their grandson.
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Their bodies have not been found.
Douglas Garland is shown being escorted into a Calgary police station in Calgary on July 14. (CP/Jeff McIntosh)
The bloody crime scene at the Liknes home told a gruesome tale, officials said.
The Crown is expected to call between 50 and 60 witnesses.
The accused had past business dealings with the Liknes family, and his sister was in