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.
A trial is set to begin today for a father accused of killing his two daughters in Oak Bay on Christmas Day 2017. pic.twitter.com/VtVZu3bIa6
— Breakfast Television Vancouver (@BT_Vancouver) April 8, 2019
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.