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.
© — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
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.