TORONTO – Security footage presented at a Toronto man’s murder trial shows him walking hand-in-hand with the woman he’s accused of killing on the night she disappeared.
In the video, Kalen Schlatter can be seen with Tess Richey at 4:14 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2017, heading down an alley towards the area where her body was later found.
Another clip played in court Thursday shows Schlatter walking back up the alley alone roughly 45 minutes later.
Prosecutors asked the Toronto police detective who reviewed the footage whether he ever saw Richey emerge, or someone else head toward the same area.
Det. Stephen Matthews replied that he had not.
Schlatter has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Richey’s death. Prosecutors allege he sexually assaulted and strangled her in the hours after they met.