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Murder suspect Brandon Noland Yellowfly has new legal representation, but that won’t derail his trial set for this November, court was told Friday.

Defence lawyer Jillian Williamson said she and co-counsel James Wyman will be available for the four-week jury trial scheduled to begin Nov. 4.

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“We certainly want to keep the trial dates for sure,” Williamson told Justice Glen Poelman.

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She said she and Wyman will have to look at their schedules to determine of two weeks of pre-trial motions set for October will have to be rescheduled.

She also asked Poelman to cancel a pretrial conference set for April 22, so she and Wyman can get up to date on the file before having a meeting with a judge and Crown to discuss any potential issues.

“We just need to get all the disclosure to get up to speed,” Williamson said.

Williamson and Wyman are replacing Yellowfly’s previous counsel Krysia Przepiorka, who asked Poelman to remove her from the record because of breakdown in the solicitor/client relationship.

Yellowfly, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the June 16, 2022, death of Calgary woman Autumn Levi Cross Child.

The body of Cross Child, 25, was found that morning in a home on Castleridge Blvd. N.E.

Police were called to the residence around 7 a.m. for reports of a woman in medical distress, but when they arrived Cross Child was already dead.

Police have not revealed a cause of Cross Child’s death.

A charge of first-degree murder would suggest the Crown is alleging the killing was either planned and deliberate, or a murder committed during the course of a select group of offences, such as unlawful confinement.

Yellowfly, who remains in custody, was not present for the brief appearance before Poelman.

If convicted, he faces a life sentence without parole for a minimum 25 years.

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