The lawyer representing Cory Sater, the Coquitlam man charged with killing Lorraine Cruz and Charlene Reaveley in an alleged hit-and-run crash on Lougheed Highway in February, appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court Monday.
The provincial court judge, the Crown prosecutor and Sater's lawyer, Tony Serka, met only briefly, however, as Serka protested that he is still awaiting evidence from the Crown.
"We've been waiting since March 24th for the accident reconstruction report, which is done but not signed off on," Serka said.
The Crown prosecutor acknowledged Serka's claim, saying, "We're just not there yet."
Both sides agreed to reconvene Aug. 29 to set a date for trial, by which time Serka should be familiar with the police's reconstruction of the alleged crime scene, the lawyers agreed.
Sater, 37, faces 10 charges for the alleged hit-and-run deaths of Reaveley and Cruz, including two counts of impaired driving causing death, leaving the scene of an accident, and one count of impaired driving causing bodily harm for the injuries sustained by Cruz's boyfriend, Paulo Calimahin, who was also struck in the crash.