Decision expected in stabbing case

A decision is expected this morning in the trial of a Coronation man accused of stabbing a person after he declined an invitation for a beer.

A decision is expected this morning in the trial of a Coronation man accused of stabbing a person after he declined an invitation for a beer.

Daniel Malcolm Holland is charged with assault, aggravated assault and using a knife for a criminal purpose in relation to the incident, which took place at Steven Polege’s Coronation home on Dec. 1, 2010.

Holland took the stand in his defence and closing arguments were heard from Crown attorney Tony Hell and defence counsel Molly McVey in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Wednesday. Justice Monica Bast is expected to render a decision today.

On Tuesday, police witnesses testified that both men received treatment at the Consort Hospital.

Crown attorney Tony Bell told court that the focus of the trial is not whether the incident happened, but whether there is a case for self-defence.

Bast is expected to give her decision this afternoon.