Christopher Lee Sharples plans to plead not guilty
to charges of first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Shana Carter, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks tells Metroland Media.
Hicks says Sharples intends to plead not guilty to the first-degree murder charges when a preliminary hearing begins in February.
“He is handling it well,” Hicks, partner at Hicks Adams LLP, says of his client in the article. “He’s not happy with the situation, but he is enduring what has to be endured.”
Carter was reported missing to police on Dec. 14, 2010. Her remains were found almost two years later in a remote location off Highway 522 in Parry Sound.
Sharples has been in a St. Catharines' jail since he was arrested six days after Carter's remains were discovered, the article reads.
"He will be pleading not guilty when the time comes," says Hicks.