The man accused of murdering two people in the Blackwater Road area has been remanded in custody by consent until April 13 when he's scheduled to make a first appearance in Prince George provincial court.
Michael James Bartley, 36, had been scheduled to appear in court on Friday after appearing by video conference from Dawson Creek on Wednesday. Bartley's second degree murder charge was upgraded to first degree on Thursday.
Prince George RCMP found two men deceased at a residence on the Pelican Lake Road identified as Owen Thompson and Darren Hala on March 17 and 18, respectively.
Autopsies of the two men showed both died of stab wounds,
Police also located a 48-year-old female victim at the residence who was transported to University Hospital of Northern B.C. with severe injuries.
On March 18 Alberta RCMP arrested Bartley, an Alberta resident, in Paradise Valley and remanded in custody at the Lloydminster detachment.