George Street stabbing suspect released from prison

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A man suspected in a stabbing on George Street during the weekend is out on bail.

Less than a week after he reportedly stabbed another man on George Street, Michael William Curtis Kelly was released from jail Thursday in provincial court in St. John’s. — File photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

In provincial court in St. John’s Thursday, Michael William Curtis Kelly was released on a $1,000 surety with strict conditions. The conditions include that he stay away from George Street, have no contact with the victim and abstain from drugs and alcohol. He’s not permitted to enter any establishment, including restaurants, that serves alcohol, must adhere to a curfew and is not permitted to have weapons.

He’s due back in court May 26.

The 20-year-old faces charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon (a knife), assault causing bodily harm and 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 and 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 numerous 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. He’s scheduled to return to court April 24.

rgillingham@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Organizations: Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: George Street

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  • Paul
    April 11, 2014 - 08:11

    I can only hope at the very least that he has electronic monitoring. If not then this was an absurd decision at best.

  • Janet breen
    April 11, 2014 - 07:15

    This is ridiculous!!!! He should never be let out of prison! He should be kept in jail until his hearing on May 26!!