Accused in estranged wife’s murder will stand trial

A Clearwater man accused of murdering his estranged wife has been ordered to stand trial

Kamloops This Week

A Clearwater man accused of murdering his estranged wife before taking his children hostage and becoming involved in an hours-long standoff with police has been ordered to stand trial.

Iain Scott, 43, was charged with first-degree murder after Angila Wilson was found dead in her Clearwater home on April 20, 2014.

Scott’s preliminary inquiry took place earlier this year.

On Dec. 13, Kamloops provincial court Judge Chris Cleaveley said the Crown presented enough evidence to potentially convince a jury of Scott’s guilt, ordering him to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

Scott’s standoff with police began after Clearwater Mounties found the body of Wilson — a 33-year-old nurse who worked at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital — while performing a well-being check at her home.

Scott, who had the couple’s three children, was found at a different home.

After an eight-hour standoff, during which the children were released unharmed, Scott was taken into custody.

He applied for bail earlier this year, but was ordered to remain behind bars.

Scott is due back in court to set a date on Dec. 21.

He remains in custody.





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