After a lengthy and substantial preliminary hearing held in a Saskatoon court room, the decision has been made – Greg Fertuck will indeed go to trial in connection with the death of his estranged wife, Sheree Fertuck of Kenaston.
The committal to trial by a provincial court judge came after nearly two weeks worth of evidence were presented during the preliminary hearing, a process which determines whether there is sufficient evidence to move forward with a full trial.
Information related to the evidence presented and testimony of witnesses during the hearing is subjected to a publication ban in order to prevent any tainting of the prospective jury pool.
After three and a half years of slim news surrounding Sheree’s disappearance, police arrested and charged Greg Fertuck with first-degree murder last June. A charge was also levied against Fertuck of causing an indignity to human remains.
The 51-year old Sheree seemed to vanish into thin air in December 2015, having last been seen leaving her family’s farm after lunch on December 7. Fertuck’s truck was seen at a nearby gravel pit the following day, discovered to be empty except for her keys, coat and cell phone.
The trial of Greg Fertuck will take place at Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench, but a date has not yet been determined.
To this day, the remains of Sheree Fertuck have not been found.