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Accused to stand trial in Gregory Cope's murder

Gregory Cope's remains were found in the debris of a house fire in Battleford.

NORTH BATTLEFORD – A 35-year-old man accused of killing 32-year-old Gregory Cope will stand trial in Battleford Court of King’s Bench. A trial date will be set.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled Tuesday to Thursday in North Battleford Provincial Court for Travis Jean. He was committed to trial by consent of Crown and defence.  

Jean was arrested in Lloydminster on May 17, 2023, and charged with first-degree murder and arson with disregard for human life.

On Feb. 27, 2023, Cope’s remains were found in the debris of a Feb. 18, 2023, house fire on 27th Street West in Battleford

Cope was reported as missing to Battlefords RCMP on Feb. 21, 2023.

A memorial page for Gregory Cope had asked people to remember him in his good times. Shortly before his death, Cope posted a saying on social media that he had found in his mom Bonnie's Bible that read, "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you."

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