Bail hearing set for Lacombe man charged with attempted murder

A Lacombe man charged with attempted murder is set for a bail hearing on Friday in Red Deer provincial court.

A Lacombe man charged with attempted murder is set for a bail hearing on Friday in Red Deer provincial court.

Robert John Bjorkman, 46, reserved his plea on Tuesday on several charges when he appeared with Legal Aid Society of Alberta lawyer Murray Shack.

Bjorkman is charged with attempting to murder a woman whose residence he broke into on Sept. 30 in Lacombe.

He’s also charged with break and enter and commit, obstruction of justices by dissuading witnesses, aggravated assault, assault and uttering death threats.

The accused has been in custody since his arrest later on Sept. 30 by Lacombe Police Services.

Shack told court that he will represent Bjorkman at the hearing because Legal Aid hasn’t been able to find a lawyer willing to take his case.

Lacombe police Chief Gary Leslie said earlier that in the early morning hours of Sept. 30, an intoxicated man showed up at a residence unannounced wanting to see a woman.

The suspect was arrested and booked but upon his release he’s alleged to have returned to the residence and after breaking in, he assaulted the woman.

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