Accused in Canadian polygamy case appear in court
CRESTON, British Columbia (AP) — Two British Columbia men charged with polygamy have each made a first court appearance.
An indictment brought against Winston Blackmore in August alleges that he has 24 wives. The same indictment alleges his brother-in-law, James Oler, has four wives.
The two men are from a polygamous fundamentalist Mormon community in southeastern British Columbia.
Similar charges brought against them in 2009 were quashed in a dispute over the appointment of prosecutors.
The Thursday hearing was rescheduled for Dec. 4.