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Brief court appearance for Douglas Garland

By: The Canadian Press

 | Jul 16, 2014 - 2:24 PM |
A courtroom sketch of Douglas Garland, charged with murder in the disappearance of a Calgary boy and his grandparents, in Calgary, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Janice Fletcher

A courtroom sketch of Douglas Garland, charged with murder in the disappearance of a Calgary boy and his grandparents, in Calgary, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Janice Fletcher

CALGARY - A man charged with murder in the disappearance of a Calgary boy and his grandparents has made a brief appearance in court.

Douglas Garland wore a blue jail jumpsuit and appeared via closed-circuit TV in front of a packed public gallery.

The case has been adjourned to Aug. 14 to allow time for evidence to be disclosed to the defence.

Garland faces two count of first-degree murder and one charge of second-degree murder in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their five-year-old grandson Nathan O'Brien.

Their bodies have not been found, but Calgary's police chief says investigators have evidence they are dead.

Garland's sister was in a relationship with a member of the Liknes family, but police have not disclosed what they think motivated the killings.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Garland was in a relationship with a member of the Liknes family.

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