The man charged in the death of 17-year-old Cooper Nemeth made a brief video appearance in a Winnipeg court room Monday.

Nicholas Bell-Wright said nothing during his appearance. He is scheduled to be back in court March 4.

Bell-Wright’s lawyer, Barry Snider, has requested a publication ban for the hearing. Snider did not appear in court on Monday.



Police believe remains that were found in a bin on a property Saturday night are his, but they won’t know for certain until an autopsy is done this week.

Police said they do not believe there was any gang involvement but they do believe it was drug related.

Bell-Wright is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

Couple thought body was a prank

Roshan and Jasmine Pothumulla didn’t know what they were seeing when looked out of their house Saturday night.


(…)”Right away, I saw the bin lying on the (ground) and the legs sticking out,” said Roshan, who thought someone may have been playing a prank on him.



— With files from the Canadian Press.