Preliminary inquiry set in case of alleged beach party stabbing

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A man suspected of stabbing another man during a party on the Southern Shore last fall has a preliminary inquiry set for March.

Spencer Rees Jesso of Renews is escorted into court by a Sheriff's officer in this Telegram file photo.

When the case of Spencer Rees Jesso was called in provincial court today, defence lawyer Rhona Buchans and Crown prosecutor Scott Kerr agreed to schedule the inquiry to begin March 4. 

The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to send the case to trial. 

While Jesso, who was released on bail, wasn't in court, the 24-year-old — who grew up in Ontario but has family in Renews — had two black eyes and scratches over his face when he was first brought to court in September. 

But Jesso’s injuries paled in comparison to those of a man whom Jesso is said to have brutally attacked.

Jesso was said to have ben involved in a fight at a beach party in Renews. During the altercation, Jesso reportedly stabbed a man multiple times in the chest.

The 20-year-old victim from Ferryland suffered multiple stab wounds, according to Ferryland RCMP. He was taken to hospital and is recovering from his injuries. 

Jesso faces charges of aggravated assault, uttering threats to a woman and breaching conditions of his probation.

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Geographic location: Renews, Ontario

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