Former victim of Channon Paul Coulter wonders what would have happened to her.
The man charged with murder in connection with the January 2012 death of 75-year-old Mervin Hankins appeared in Port Alberni Provincial Court Wednesday.
The short appearance via video conference was punctuated by Coulter firing one lawyer and hiring another.
Hankins was found dead in his Fourth Avenue home where he lived alone January 13, 2012.
46-year-old Channon Paul Coulter, a former resident of Port Alberni, was arrested Friday March 26 in Mission.
He had previously been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for a break and enter at Joni Hawker’s Leslie Avenue home in Port Alberni in April 2012.
Hawker was in her front yard gardening when Coulter entered through a rear door before stealing two cameras, a phone and several valuable rings.
He was captured by police a short time later.
Now Hawker wonders what might have happened to her if she had gone inside and confronted him.
“You know if I’d a gone in there it could have been me. Yeah, it’s kind of scary you know. Needless to say my back door is never unlocked” Hawker told CHEK News.
Coulter appears in court again March 16th.