Three of the accussed in the assault at Beatton River have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Jeremy Jondreau, Jordan Reno, and Jordan Anthony Ramos all entered their pleas in Fort St. John Provincial Court, Wednesday, and elected to have their trials in front of a provincial court judge.
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Jondreau, Reno and Ramos appeared in court along with Calvin Gunning, who is expected to enter his plea, Thursday.
Joshua Toth is the fifth person charged in the case. He was not in court and the judge granted the Crown’s request for an unendorsed warrant.
All five are facing the same 40 charges, ranging from various assault and weapons charges to uttering threats and mischief in connection with the incident at a party held along the river on July 25.
A trial was estimated to take between 15 and 20 days.
All are expected back in court on Friday morning to fix a date to hold a 20-day trial.