Mila-Ann Watts, 30, appeared in court Aug. 17 regarding her psychological assessment to stand trial but was adjourned after a discrepancy of court jurisdiction.
Murder cases fall under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, but if Watts decides to have a preliminary hearing before trial, the matter would then fall temporarily under the jurisdiction of the provincial court. Because her court preferences haven’t been filed yet and due to the caseload of the courts that day, the matter was adjourned for a new date.
Watts faces charges of second-degree murder in the death of 59-year old Nancy Morgan and the attempted murder of another woman on scene at the time of the incident.
Terrace RCMP were called to a townhouse on the 4500-block of Scott Avenue just before 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, where they discovered a 33-year old woman suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries. Morgan was discovered deceased inside the residence. Watts was still on scene and taken into custody.
All three women are known to each other.
Watts is scheduled to appear back in court September 7.