Stabbing suspect has case set over

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A man suspected in a stabbing on George Street over the weekend was back in provincial court in St. John's this morning.

Michael William Curtis Kelly, 20, was supposed to have a bail hearing, but lawyers agreed to postpone it until Thursday to allow more time to review the case.

When Kelly first appeared in court Sunday, he faced charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon (a knife), and assault causing bodily harm.

Today, a fourth charge was added - possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Police said Kelly is not from this province.

The stabbing victim, a 24-year-old man, was taken to the Health Sciences Centre after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to a disturbance at 2 a.m. Saturday. The man has since been released from hospital.

It's the second stabbing incident that happened on George Street in as many weeks.

The previous weekend, police were called to the same St. John’s street, renowned for its bars and pubs. In that case, a 36-year-old man was stabbed and sent to hospital with significant injuries. Eighteen-year-old Jake Long was arrested and was granted bail Wednesday.

rgillingham@thetelegram.com

Twitter: TelyCourt

Organizations: Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: George Street

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  • Rob
    April 07, 2014 - 14:13

    The second stabbing in as many weeks! Are we surprised by this? We shouldn't be. Put young people, excessive alcohol, and drugs together, with bars open until the wee hours of the morning, and you're asking for trouble. We glamourize George Street as the place to go if you visit St. John's, but most parents would agree that they cringe, and lose a lot of sleep when the know their kids are going there. the stories that make the news are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the horiffic stories coming out of George street!