Court ready for preliminary inquiry into Chris Ball death next month

A preliminary inquiry will be held on February 26 and 27 to determine if there is enough evidence to hold a trial for Metcalfe. His lawyer, Russ Chamberlain, says he'll be looking to identify exactly what his client is accused of doing, as well as the issue of self-defence. Metcalfe was also recently diagnosed with cancer, but with his most recent round of chemotherapy scheduled to be done by the end of the month, he's expected to be able to appear in court.

Marchand is already committed to trial.
At today's focus hearing, Crown listed eight people that have been subpoenaed, and could be called to testify. No further witnesses were offered by either defendant.
Ball suffered extreme brain damage when he was beaten on the corner of 100th and 100th at 2:43 a.m. on July 22. He later died when he was taken off life support on August 2.