The May 2-10 trial of a Gibsons man charged in his mother's death will be heard by a judge sitting alone, a B.C. Supreme Court judge confirmed Jan. 12.
The court heard on Jan. 5 that accused Kevin Christopher Webster's defence will focus on his being not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder defence.
On Dec. 27, 2020, RCMP officers discovered the body of Webster's mother, Moirin Gladys Webster, in her home on Sargent Road. Injuries were "consistent with homicide," according to an Integrated Homicide Investigation Team statement.
Webster, 32, was arrested at the scene, police said.
Moirin was well known in the Gibsons church-going community. She had been a congregant with Christ the King Church, where she had taught Sunday school, ran children's programming and attended prayer groups.
A pre-trial conference will be held on Feb. 11.