Hearing expected to continue Wednesday for George Street stabbing suspect

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Judge expected to render decision

The 18-year-old suspected of stabbing another man on George Street in St. John’s on the weekend is expected to find out Wednesday whether or not he’ll have to stay in jail.

Jake Long. — The Telegram

The bail hearing for Jake Long got underway Monday afternoon in provincial court, but didn’t finish by closing time.

Proceedings are expected to resume Wednesday, with Judge Mark Linehan expected to hand down his decision. Long is represented by defence lawyer Jeff Brace. Sheldon Steeves is the Crown prosecutor. Evidence from a bail hearing is banned from publication.

Long first appeared in court Saturday, less than 12 hours after the stabbing incident.

The victim was a 36-year-old man, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Sources told The Telegram that one of the stab wounds just missed piercing a major artery in his heart.

When Long was taken into police custody, he reportedly became irate and damaged property at RNC headquarters.

Long has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon (a knife), possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possessing of a concealed weapon and mischief by damaging property.

 

rgillingham@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Organizations: The Telegram

Geographic location: George Street

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  • Andy Dufresne
    April 01, 2014 - 21:02

    Just the kind of guy you hope your daughter brings home..........