St. Rita's Catholic Church sanctuary was destroyed in a March 25 blaze.

St. Rita's Catholic Church sanctuary was destroyed in a March 25 blaze.

Assessment ordered for accused Castlegar arsonist

Castlegar resident, Wilding faces sentencing on June 26

  • May. 30, 2013 3:00 p.m.

An appearance on May 22 in Castlegar was an opportunity for Lee Wilding, 18, to plead guilty to a pair charges relating to the burning of St. Rita’s Church and a vehicle on March 25. A girl, age 16 also faces charges in the incidents but cannot be identified.

A spokesperson with the Nelson Court Registry indicated on May 30 that the matter has been set over to June 26.

Pre-trial assessment of matters including social and psychological factors relating to Wilding, will be dealt with in a report prior to the June 26 sentencing date.