An Oak Bay father charged with murder his two young daughters on Christmas Day made a brief appearance in court Wednesday via video.
Forty-four-year-old Andrew Berry faces two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of his daughters, six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey. The bodies of the two girls were found in Berry’s Beach Drive apartment on Dec. 25, 2017.
Berry was hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds. He was arrested when he was released from the hospital.
On Wednesday, the Crown asked for a trial management judge to be appointed and applied to briefly unseal the warrants and production orders in the case to allow copies to be made for the defence.
Crown counsel Patrick Weir said in court that he would be seeking a publication ban on further pretrial proceedings.
The case is already set to go to trial by direct indictment, which means there will be no preliminary hearings.
Berry’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 6.
With files from CBC