June preliminary hearing set for man accused of killing Alberta father and child


A man accused of killing a two-year-old girl and her father will face a preliminary hearing in June.

Derek Saretzky is charged with first degree murder in the September deaths of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father Terry Blanchette in Blairmore.

Saretzky is also charged with committing an indignity to the little girl’s body.

He appeared briefly in a Lethbridge court Friday via closed-circuit television from the Calgary Remand Centre.

This preliminary hearing is to determine if there is enough evidence for a trial and will be scheduled for 10 days starting June 20.