POLITICS

Soldier accused in wife's death remanded in custody by Ottawa court

08/06/2013 04:27 EDT | Updated 10/06/2013 05:12 EDT
OTTAWA - A 50-year-old soldier charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife has been remanded in custody during a brief video court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

Howard Richmond, a warrant officer in the Canadian Forces, sat upright at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre as he stated his name for the record and answered "yes, sir" when spoken to.

Richmond's lawyers — Joseph Addelman and Jason Gilbert — said they're still waiting for disclosure in the case and it could be some time before a bail hearing is set.

Melissa Richmond, 28, was reported missing from the couple's Winchester, Ont., home on July 24.

Her vehicle was recovered two days later in the parking lot of a suburban Ottawa shopping centre, and her body was found in a nearby ravine.

Howard Richmond — who has said he suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is due back in court on Aug. 20.

(CFRA)