March trial for retired B.C. coroner

Former Surrey, B.C., coroner Kenneth Glen Mattinson arrives at Provincial court in Surrey, British...

Former Surrey, B.C., coroner Kenneth Glen Mattinson arrives at Provincial court in Surrey, British Columbia, Wednesday January 9, 2013. (CARMINE MARINELLI/Vancouver 24hrs/QMI AGENCY)

MICHAEL MUI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:54 AM ET

VANCOUVER - Half of the charges against a B.C. coroner who retired after police began investigating the “manipulation” of two female murder victims in 2009 were dropped at the end of a preliminary inquiry Wednesday in Provincial Court.

Kenneth Glen Mattinson will stand trial in March for one count each of interference with a dead body and breach of trust by a public officer.

Police said when charges were laid two years ago that a forensic officer at a Langley homicide scene noticed “what appeared to be a pattern of questionable and possibly criminal behaviour.”


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