Trial ordered for fatal shooting inside Sals restaurant


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A Winnipeg man has been ordered to stand trial for an execution-style killing inside a Salisbury House restaurant.

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A Winnipeg man has been ordered to stand trial for an execution-style killing inside a Salisbury House restaurant.

Devin Hall, 27, appeared in court Tuesday for the completion of his preliminary hearing that started last summer. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Provincial court Judge Rocky Pollack ruled there was sufficient evidence to send the case to Court of Queen’s Bench trial. No dates have been set. A court-ordered ban prevents specific details of the hearing from being published.

Wayne Glowacki / Free Press files Bullet holes are seen in the window of the Salisbury House restaurant.

Hall was arrested following the Sept. 27, 2012 attack inside the Sals near Pembina Highway and Stafford Street. A gunman shot two men inside the restaurant at about 3 a.m. Jeffrey Lau, 23, later died. The other victim was seriously wounded.

A handgun was found on the street at Hector Avenue and Stafford Street, several blocks from the restaurant.

If convicted, Hall faces a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Lau’s mother, Cathie Lau, previously told the Free Press she believes her son was first marked for death in July 2012 when he and another friend — one who would also be with him the night he was killed — were run down by a hit-and-run driver in the parking lot of an Osborne Village hotel.

Lau suffered head and hand injuries in that attack.


Mike McIntyre

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Mike McIntyre grew up wanting to be a professional wrestler. But when that dream fizzled, he put all his brawn into becoming a professional writer.

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