Lloyd William Cook is to appear in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon for a sentencing hearing on the convictions he received last week in connection with the death of his stepson 13 years ago.
Justice Glen Parrett set the date Thursday during a direction hearing at the Prince George courthouse.
Cook is also scheduled to appear on the morning of that same day for a bail hearing in provincial court on a charge of failing to appear in court after he was a no show Jan. 31 for Parrett's verdict following a seven-day trial.
On Feb. 8, while Cook remained on the lam, he was found guilty of unlawful confinement and indignity to a dead body in relation to the death of 13-year-old Adam Scott Williams-Dudoward in January 2000. On Monday, RCMP arrested Cook at a home in Osoyoos on Feb. 11.
Crown prosecutor Lara Vizsolyi is seeking consecutive jail terms of two to three years on each count while defence lawyer Stephen Taylor argued for concurrent terms of 18 months. However, Taylor, who is based in Nanaimo, has since resigned from the case and Cook currently has no lawyer.
Parrett strongly advised Cook to get one and was told duty counsel will be available on Tuesday. As well, Vizsolyi said she would give the Legal Services Society the heads up.
Cook appeared at the hearing via video from the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre and had asked he continue to be able to do so on Tuesday, saying he fears for his life after being threatened and then jumped and beat up when previously in custody at Prince George Regional Correctional Centre.
Parrett denied the request and Vizsolyi said arrangements can be made to heighten protection for Cook while at PGRCC.