Prosecutors, defense attorneys and District Judge Theodore Chuang met today by conference call to set deadlines for the government’s response to petitions and to set a hearing date.
Mathews, a former combat engineer, went missing from Beausejour, Man., Last year following media reports alleging he was a recruiter for a white supremacist group known as The Base.
He faces two counts each of being a stranger in possession of a gun and of carrying a gun with intent to commit a felony.
Balter also asked the court to allow his client to stand trial separately from his two co-defendants, Brian Lemley Jr. and William Bilbrough, on the grounds that it would otherwise be difficult for Mathews to get a fair trial.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on September 4, 2020.