Bail denied for accused in baseball bat beating

By Jill Sperling/Doug Collins
July 28, 2016 - 6:44am Updated: July 29, 2016 - 10:15am

KAMLOOPS — The man accused of beating 19-year-old Jessie Simpson with a baseball bat has been denied bail.

Kristopher Teichrieb was back at the Kamloops court house this morning as the judge read his decision.

The 39-year-old father of three was charged with attempted murder when he allegedly chased Simpson off his Brocklehurst property in the early morning hours of June 19, and assaulted him with a baseball bat. 

Today's decision to deny Teichrieb bail came as a relief to Christina Forde, a friend of the Simpson family. 

Forde added that Jessie remains in grave condition. 

"He's not doing well," Forde said. "It's not looking good for Jessie at all, but at least we got a little bit of justice today."

Teichrieb's next court appearance will be August 11 to set a date for trial.

 

CFJC-TV wishes to clarify our story that ran on the CFJC-TV Evening News Thursday night, part of which later ran on CFJCtoday.com.  In part of the story, a reference was made to the charge being that of attempted murder, later it was mentioned that the charge was second-degree murder. The accurate charge is attempted murder. 

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