Attempted murder suspect gets July court date

A man charged with attempted murder in a domestic dispute has been ordered to stand trial.

A man charged with attempted murder in a domestic dispute has been ordered to stand trial.

A preliminary hearing held last week in Red Deer provincial court for Hamadullah Barkza, 33, of Red Deer determined that there was enough evidence to hold a trial in Court of Queen’s Bench.

Barkza is also charged with choking during an indictable offence and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

He was charged on April 18, 2008, after RCMP responded to a stabbing complaint at a residence in the 3300 block of 51st Avenue Close.

It’s alleged that a 21-year-old woman and the accused both suffered stab wounds to their torsos.

Both were hospitalized. The woman received non-life-threatening injuries and the accused was released from hospital a few days later.

Two infant children in the residence were not injured.

Barkza elected to be tried by judge and jury. His next court appearance is July 17 in Court of Queen’s Bench.

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