The manslaughter trial of Lloyd Cook, 50, resumed on Wednesday.
Cook is charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death, indignity to human remains and forcible confinement in the death of 13-year-old Adam Scott Williams.
The first half of Cook’s trial took place in June. The trial is anticipated to run a total of six weeks. Publication bans on the proceedings prohibit the publication of evidence or identification of witnesses appearing in the trial.
According to information released by the RCMP prior to the trial Adam died in January 2000 but his death was not reported to police until October 2004. Police located his remains at a site 15 km north of Highway 97 on North Nechako Road.
In June 2009 Cook was arrested in Oliver, B.C. and charged in connection with the death. He was living in a common-law relationship with Adam’s mother, Judy Elaina Williams, 49, in Prince George at the time of Adam’s death.
Williams is also facing charges of failure to provide the necessities of life and causing indignity to human remains in connection with her son’s death.