A Vernon murder suspect made a brief appearance in court today.
21 year old Angelo Monfort is charged with second degree murder after a 49 year old woman — believed to be his mother — was assaulted in a unit of the Strand Lakeside Resort on Okanagan Landing Road June 20.
She later died in hospital.
Monfort was arrested at the residence.
Monfort appeared Tuesday via video from the corrections facility in Oliver, as the judge approved a Crown order that he not contact certain people believed to be witnesses in the case.
He will return to provincial court July 5 to set a date for a preliminary inquiry and possibly to fix a date for a bail hearing.
Monfort was being represented on Tuesday by lawyers Glenn Verdurmen and Paul Danyliu.