Daniel Levesque

Candlelight vigil planned to pray for justice for Daniel Levesque

Stacey Thur, the mother of youth Daniel Levesque who died last year , is asking people to light candle and pray for justice for her son.

A year ago, Stacey Thur received the awful news – the charges against the man who was accused of killing her son were stayed

Now, she is asking people to light a candle in their home in memory of her son Daniel Levesque at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 9, one year to the day Joshua Bredo was let out of custody.

“The thing we want most is accountability,” Thur wrote on Facebook. “We want the investigators to look at the case with fresh eyes and see what maybe isn’t obvious to them at the moment. We want movement, we want answers.”

She is asking everyone to pray for justice for her son, who was found dead in a Victoria apartment on Aug. 3, 2011.

Bredo was arrested in connection with Levesque’s death but the charges against him were stayed after a coroner’s report concluded Levesque died of cocaine toxicity.

The report also stated Levesque had two circular wounds on the back of his head. indicative of hammer blows.

Investigators with the Victoria Police Department questioned the coroner’s report and asked for a new one in April. In August they asked for a new pathologist to investigate Levesque’s death.

A judge gave police until Dec. 8 to hold on to evidence belonging to Bredo. There has been no word yet as to recent progress in the investigation.

Thur said she hasn’t received any updates from police into the investigation since August, nor has she inquired. She is asking people to pray for justice to be served in Levesque’s death.

“Daniel very much believed in prayer,” she wrote. “He believed in the higher power of God and so do we. For those of different beliefs, please just sit still and send the right intentions to the right places. Concentrate hard on the outcome we want.

“We will gather in numbers here, and we hope all of you all over the world will do the same. Please help us. Daniel is and always will be, a victim.”

Just Posted

VIDEO: How are avalanches triggered?

Transportation BC explains tools they use to set off remote slides

Revelstoke based startup to bring RFID technology to 360 degree cameras

Sniper Action Photo operates 30 photo installations in Canada, the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean

Revelstoke Nordic Skiers come away from BC Championships with hardware

Eight athletes pick up aggregate points plaques from racing season

Winter highway maintenance 1km east of Revelstoke

DriveBC reports compact snow with slippery sections on Hwy. 1. and Hwy. 23

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden Alpine Holiday

Widow of avalanche victim sues several guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

VIDEO: How are avalanches triggered?

Transportation BC explains tools they use to set off remote slides

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Okanagan College hosts open house for Women in Trades program

Providing information for women in the Shuswap on trades careers

Greyhound cleared to end routes in northern B.C., Vancouver Island

Company says nine routes have dropped 30% in ridership in last five years

IIO: Kamloops RCMP did not have to report shooting

The IIO is not investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Kamloops in 2017

No smoke alarm, faulty cord contributed to fatal B.C. fire

Faulty electric cord and power source connected to space heater believed to have caused flames

Walmart partners online grocery service to bring Vancouver home delivery

Move expands upon similar efforts announced last November to grow home delivery service

BC Wine Institute to take legal action against Alberta

The BC Wine Institute to seek injunction to protect B.C. wineries from Alberta wine ban

RCMP continue investigation into missing Sun Peaks man

Ryan Shtuka disappeared after leaving the village of Sun Peaks on Feb. 17

Most Read