WATCH: A man accused of murdering his two young daughters in Oak Bay made his first appearance in court on Jan. 4. April Lawrence has more.
The man charged with killing his two young daughters on Christmas Day appeared stunned during his first court appearance in Victoria on Thursday.
On Thursday afternoon at around 2 p.m., Andrew Berry,43, made a brief court appearance at the Victoria courthouse that lasted for around one to two minutes. He looked disheveled, was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and his right hand was wrapped in a bandage. With wide eyes, he looked around the courtroom during his appearance.
Berry was ordered to have no contact with the Sarah Cotton, the mother of his children. He will remain in custody while he retains a lawyer and will appear back in court via video at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 1.
Berry was charged with two counts of second-degree murder after his daughters, Aubrey Berry, 4, and Chloe Berry, 6, were found dead in his Oak Bay apartment on Dec. 25.
Police were called to the apartment after Berry failed to return the two girls to their mother at the proper scheduled time.
Berry was found with self-inflicted wounds at the residence and was taken to hospital.
RCMP said Berry was arrested and charged upon his release from the hospital.
A scholarship fund has been set up at the Victoria Foundation in honour of Chloe and Aubrey Berry. It will support scholarships at Christ Church Cathedral School. To donate by credit card, call the Victoria Foundation at 250-381-5532 or visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/15332.
You can also send cheques to the Victoria Foundation at #200 – 703 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E2. Please ensure they are made out to The Victoria Foundation and note the name of the fund in the memo line or in a cover letter.