George Street stabbing suspect has bail hearing set over

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Twenty-year-old man has fourth charge added

A man suspected in a stabbing on George Street during the weekend has had another charge added to the ones he already faces.

Michael William Curtis Kelly turns to avoid reporters’ cameras as he’s led into Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court in St. John’s Monday.

Michael William Curtis Kelly, 20, was back in provincial court in

St. John’s Monday morning for what was supposed to have been a bail hearing.

However, 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.

On Monday, a fourth charge was added — possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Police said Kelly is not from this province.

He was arrested shortly after the incident, which happened at 2 a.m. Saturday.

The stabbing victim, a 24-year-old man, was taken to the Health Sciences Centre. He has since been released from hospital.

It was the second stabbing that happened on George Street in as many weeks.

The previous weekend, police were called to the same downtown 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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  • Everyone
    April 08, 2014 - 10:05

    Let us remember this guy and Jake Long as the individuals who took away that 1 hour extra downtown. Young and old folk alike, men and women alike, please remember these idiots when you are downtown and trying to close the deal but need more time and don't have it. Thank you Jake and Michael for ruining countless hours of fun for tons of people.

  • Not So Quiet Observer
    April 08, 2014 - 09:43

    He looks like he is doing the criminal shuffle.

  • Cashin Delaney
    April 08, 2014 - 02:31

    If they knew HOW to fight, they wouldn't. This is the equivilent to suicide 'attempts' not being a real effort to end your own life, but a cry for help. This is a choreographed public cry for help. These young men are pained emotional exhibitionists communicating via movie trope pantomime, for lack of a better forum. If not, they would go into an alley, and the police would just have the losers lifeless body to question. These guys need to stop signifying, and go on Dr. Phil. They are not killers, at all, at all. They are emotional wreaks parked on George St. every weekend, waiting to explode in a hollywood-insired ball of fire. This is not good therapy for anyone, let alone these sensitive unmartial boys in need of kind example. They think they have to live up to the expectations of a war-mongering society by playfighting with butterknives in the tourist trap/local liquor trough/meat-market. Give them Mile One, with Nerf swords!

    • Judge not lest ye be judged
      April 08, 2014 - 10:40

      Kinda like your need to post your pseudo-intellectual ramblings here, for lack of a better forum of course.... Need a hug 'Cashin'

    • Nicole
      April 08, 2014 - 11:42

      That was quite a roundabout way of saying they are low-lives stabling one another. Dr. Phil cannot fix people that choose to be broken nor can anyone else. Making the hours earlier will not stop the violence; it will mean the same people will get just as intoxicated in a shorter timeframe and the violence will occur at 12am instead of 2am.