The trial for the father of Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey, who is facing charges that he conspired to murder his wife, started today.
In 2013, Curtis Vey was charged in connection with an alleged murder conspiracy plot. At the time it was alleged the elder Vey was having an affair with a woman by the name of Angela Nicholson.
It’s alleged that the pair plotted to kill Curtis Vey’s wife in a house fire while Nicholson’s husband would die of an overdose on Halloween.
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When the charges of conspiracy to commit murder were laid in 2013, investigators said Vey’s wife Bridget recorded a conversation of the two discussing their plans.
Jim Taylor, Nicholson’s husband, said at the time that he was shocked when he heard from RCMP. He said police told him there was a will made by which his wife would inherit the family farm.
He said he hadn’t done up a will and planned on leaving his land to the couple’s two grown daughters.
None of the allegations have been tested in court.
The two charged appeared in court in Melfort, Saskatchewan.
Linden Vey told The Province that he didn’t blame his family’s situation for his recent disappointing play. The 24-year-old had 15 points in 41 games for the Canucks during their 2015-16 campaign and spent part of the season with Vancouver’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Utica Comets.
In a statement, Canucks general manager Jim Benning said:
Linden Vey has shown great courage and resolve during a difficult time. He has always had the full support of our team…. Our hope is that he and his family’s privacy is respected and moving forward we will continue to be in his corner for anything he needs.
– With files from Jill Bennett, Jessica Brown and