A murder charge was laid after an assault in an apartment in Prevost Place, on Cowichan Lake Road, on May 4, 2019 led to a death of a 23-year-old man. Pictured is a police car outside the building on May 6, 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Preliminary inquiry dates set in Duncan murder case

Daniel Coogan charged in the 2019 death of his brother, Finn

Lawyers for the man accused of killing his brother inside the apartment they shared in May of 2019 were in court Tuesday to confirm future court dates.

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Daniel Coogan was arrested and charged with the murder of his brother, Finn, and remains in custody.

Tuesday morning it was confirmed the case’s preliminary inquiry — an initial inquiry where it’s decided if there is enough evidence to proceed with the case — is scheduled for Feb. 24 and continues Feb. 28, both days beginning at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom two at the Duncan Courthouse.

Just before 12:30 a.m. on May 4, 2019 RCMP officers from the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called to Prevost Place in the 3200-block of Cowichan Lake Road in North Cowichan for a report of a fight in progress.

When officers arrived, they discovered a 23-year-old man suffering from fatal injuries, and he was pronounced dead at the residence.



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