VANCOUVER, CANADA – The judge presiding over the trial of a suspected white supremacist charged with setting a Filipino man on fire put a temporary halt to the proceedings.
Robertson Conley Trimble De Chazal is on trial for setting Filipino John Vincent Ragjay on fire back in 2009.
Ragjay was sleeping on an abandoned couch outside a Vancouver building when he was set aflame. He survived, but suffered burns to his head, neck, and arms.
The temporary halt came after the prosecution said its third witness claimed to be high on drugs and could not recall a fire in connection to the incident.
Despite De Chazal’s alleged link to a white supremacist group, there’s no word if hate will be considered as a motive.