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Jury selection for Oak Bay father accused of killing his two young daughters

Last Updated Apr 8, 2019 at 2:14 pm PST

FILE: Pictures and notes in from friends and classmates make up a memorial in support and memory of Aubrey Berry, 4, and her sister Chloe, 6, during a vigil held at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, B.C., on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The lawyer for a man charged with the murders of his two daughters on Christmas Day in Oak Bay, B.C., says the accused is entitled to a fair trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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The trial for the father accused of killing his two daughters in Oak Bay in 2017 is set to begin in Vancouver on Monday

The bodies of Chloe and Aubrey were found in an apartment building in Oak Bay on Christmas Day, 2017

Andrew Berry is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in deaths of his two young daughters

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A jury selection is set to take place in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver on Monday for the trial of Andrew Berry — charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of his two young daughters.

The bodies of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey were found in an apartment building in Oak Bay, outside Victoria, on Christmas Day, 2017.

The girls were in the care of their father but were supposed to be dropped off at their mom’s home that day.

Berry and his common-law wife were said to have had a dispute over custody of the girls. Court documents show their mother was concerned over the father’s parenting abilities.

The trial is expected to reopen wounds for the community, with its mayor saying back in December of last year that the deaths impacted many people living in Oak Bay.

A memorial had been set up for the two girls at their favourite beach to help those trying to deal with grief.