A teenager charged with attempted murder in an alleged machete attack in early September will attempt to get out of jail next week, Red Deer youth court heard on Thursday.
Red Deer lawyer Michael Scrase told court he intends to conduct a bail hearing on Sept. 23 for the 17-year-old Camrose youth who faces attempted murder and other charges in the Sept. 4 attack that seriously injured one man and wounded two others.
Scrase also wants to have his client’s case remain a youth matter.
Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, a youth charged with a crime for which an adult is liable to be jailed for more than two years is to be sentenced, if found guilty, as an adult unless an application is made to keep any sentence in youth court.
The maximum sentence for an adult convicted of attempted murder is life in jail.
The youth’s identity is protected under terms of the act.
The youth has also been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a dangerous weapon and assault with a weapon. He has not yet entered pleas.
Dylan Cameron Huhn, 20, of Red Deer also remains in jail and appears next in provincial court on Oct. 1.
Huhn also faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, and two counts of failing to comply with previous release conditions.
The charges stem from a 4:10 a.m. incident that saw a 22-year-old Rocky Mountain House man taken to hospital with serious injuries. Two other people were treated and released from hospital with minor injuries.
RCMP said a group of people flagged down a police officer, alleging that a man had been assaulted with machetes near 63rd Street and 58th Avenue.
Two suspects were identified. One was found nearby and the other later turned himself into police.