Conn faces jury trial in September

The man accused of setting fire to Grand Forks City Hall will be facing a trail by jury.

Andre Conn, the man accused of setting fire to Grand Forks City Hall on Sept. 19, 2013, is scheduled to be tried by jury in the Supreme Court of B.C. at the Rossland Law Court on Sept. 15.He is charged with recklessly causing damage by fire or explosion to property contrary to section 434 of the criminal code.Conn has plead not guilty.The fire caused extensive damage to City Hall. Conn, who has pled not guilty, was apprehended by Grand Forks RCMP close to the scene of the fire that same day.The city currently has contractors preparing the damaged building for repairs which are expected to occur this summer. The building is expected to be repaired and open for business by November.There is a pre-trial conference for Conn on June 25 in Rossland as well.

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