The man facing second-degree murder charges in the August 11th death of 23-year-old Courtenay resident Kevin Burns will re-appear in Courtenay court next month.

41-year-old Shane Stanford is known to police, with other files to his name, including assault of a peace officer and possession of stolen property.

He appeared in Courtenay court this morning via video and the proceedings have been adjourned until Thursday, October 1st, where he will again appear via video.