The Calgary man accused of murdering his father and disposing of the body at a construction site south of the city was denied bail Wednesday.
Zaineddin Al Aalak placed his face in his hands and stroked his beard upon hearing the ruling by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Earl Wilson.
A publication ban was placed on the arguments put forward by defence counsel Andrew Stewart and Crown prosecutor Jayme Williams.
Al Aalak, 21, is accused of second-degree murder in the killing of his father, Mohamed, 53, last July and dumping his body in a construction site adjacent to the D’Arcy Ranch golf course in Okotoks.
He’s also charged with interfering with a dead body.
Police say the two men had an altercation at the suspect’s Acadia home, with officers responding to a check on welfare at the address on July 17.
The accused’s interest in martial arts was indicated on his social media accounts.
A two-week preliminary inquiry on the case is expected to begin June 9, 2018.
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