A date for a preliminary hearing in the second-degree murder case of a Dartmouth man should be determined later this month. Robert Harris Lamb, 20, made an appearance in court in Antigonish yesterday with the judge setting Aug. 30 as a date to set a preliminary hearing.

Lamb faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of 25-year-old Jonathan Beaton, who is from Southside Harbour, Antigonish Co. Beaton died in hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 after police were called to a brawl at a party in Antigonish.