Pre-trial set in Kirby attempted murder

ARNPRIOR – Lanark County resident and long time Ottawa Valley referee and umpire Bill Kirby’s judicial pre-trial dates have been set.

Kirby is facing more than 20 charges including attempted murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and assault causing bodily harm. The charges against Kirby relate to four separate victims and alleged incidents dating back roughly 50-years.

On Thursday, the preliminary trial for Kirby wrapped up at the Pembroke courthouse. The victim who took the stand Thursday afternoon alleges Kirby forced himself upon her on multiple occasions. He is also said to have burned her with a cigarette, but the crown dropped those charges because the incident took place in Quebec.

The victim went on to say Kirby had pointed a rifle at her and threatened to take her life while living in the Burnstown area. In September of 2018, Kirby was arrested after allegedly stabbing and leaving a different victim in a wooded area near White Lake.

He was 72-years-old at the time he was arrested. A judicial pre-trial has been set for Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. It’s expected the trail will likely take place in spring or summer of 2020. Kirby is currently out on bail.

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