Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kristopher Teichrieb denied bail - Next appearance September 15

Jessie Simpson
Charged with the attempted murder of a Savona teen, Kristopher Teichrieb appeared briefly by video in Kamloops court Thursday. Teichrieb’s next court appearance was set for Thursday, Sept. 15, when he will be arraigned on the charge. He has remained in custody since June 19.

Still unconscious and on life support after an assault two months ago, Jessie Simpson turned 19 years old on July 26. His mother Sue has been at his bedside daily since the assault. Jesse Simpson remains unresponsive in a coma in hospital. Reports have suggested he is brain dead and would likely not survive if taken off medical support. A publication ban remains in effect.

Kristopher Teichrieb
Kristopher Teichrieb walked into a Kamloops courtroom with a big smile on his face on Monday July 18, waving at a group of friends and family seated in the gallery. He has been in custody since he was arrested June 19 after Jessie Simpson was beaten into a coma near Teichrieb’s Brocklehurst home. Teichrieb’s bail hearing began on Monday and is expected to wrap up later this week. The evidence presented at the hearing is protected by a court-ordered ban on publication.
Kristopher Teichrieb said little during a brief appearance in Kamloops provincial court on Monday, June 27. Kristopher Teichrieb is charged with attempted murder in connection to the assault of Jessie Simpson. Defence lawyer Jeremy Jensen hinted at the fact Teichrieb’s charge could be upgraded to murder if Simpson’s condition changes. Jensen asked that a potential bail hearing be delayed.

Bail hearings for people charged with murder take place in B.C. Supreme Court. If Teichrieb’s charge is not upgraded, his bail hearing on the attempted murder charge would take place in provincial court. Jesse Simpson has been declared brain dead by doctors. Teichrieb is due back in court on July 4.

Jessie Simpson
19-year-old Jessie Simpson remained in a coma on Monday after being beaten, reportedly with a baseball bat, on Holt Street in Kamloops in the early-morning hours of Sunday, June 19.

Kristopher Teichrieb, 39, has been charged with attempted murder. Teichrieb will appear in court on Thursday.

Family of Simpson have been told by doctors that he is brain dead. They plan on removing him from life support. Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the incident occurred at about 4:50 a.m. on Sunday when a resident looked out his window and saw a male standing in his driveway. He went outside to confront the unwanted visitor and assaulted the man with a weapon.

Kristopher Teichrieb
Jessie Simpson, who graduated from South Kamloops secondary this year, was coming home from a grad party before the violent incident. He is described as small, standing about 5-foot-6, with a slight build.

Kristopher Teichrieb's bail hearing has been put off until Monday, June 27. Jesse Simpson was chased down Holt Street and suffered three open skull fractures.

Kristopher Teichrieb