UPDATE: George Street stabbing suspect appears in court

Published on April 5, 2014
Michael William Curtis Kelly is escorted by a sheriff's officer at St. John's Provincial Court Saturday.
— Photo by Andrew Robinson/The Telegram

For the second weekend in a row, a man appeared in court for allegedly stabbing another on George Street in St. John’s.

This time the accused was Michael William Curtis Kelly, 20. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon (a knife), and assault causing bodily harm.

The 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. A RNC spokeswoman said that man has since been released from hospital. She added the accused is not from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Lawyer Ginger Holmes told Judge John Joy the Crown was opposed to Kelly’s release. Joy agreed to setover the matter until Monday for a potential bail hearing.

News of this incident comes almost exactly one week after 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. An arrest has been made and the accused, 18-year-old Jake Long, was granted bail Wednesday.


(Earlier story)

For the second weekend in a row, a man has apparently been stabbed on George Street in St. John’s.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report, officers were called to George Street at 2 a.m. Saturday to look into a disturbance.

The victim was found at the scene and sent to the Health Sciences Centre. Police said his injuries were consistent with a stabbing. No information was provided about the victim’s condition.

The RNC’s criminal investigation division is currently handling the case. Police have not said whether or not a suspect is in custody.

At almost the same time last Saturday, officers responded to a stabbing incident on George Street. The male victim was taken to hospital with significant injuries. An 18-year-old St. John’s man, Jake Long, was subsequently charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, among other charges. He was granted bail Wednesday.