Man charged in bombing attempt will have trial in New Year

A Red Deer man charged in an attempt to bomb a residence will have a trial in the New Year.

A Red Deer man charged in an attempt to bomb a residence will have a trial in the New Year.

Christopher Sinclair, 27, will appear at a preliminary hearing on Feb. 19 in Red Deer provincial court, it was decided on Thursday.

Sinclair was one of three men charged with making a homemade explosive device, believed to be a pipe bomb, on Oct. 20 in Johnstone Park.

He is charged with making an explosive device, mischief endangering life and using an explosive device.

The preliminary hearing, which is set to determine if there’s enough evidence to warrant the accused stand trial in Court of Queen’s Bench, is expected to take a full day.

RCMP allege that a homemade explosive device was detonated outside a residence on the 100 block of Jordan Parkway where a woman was living. It’s believed the device was detonated sometime overnight prior to 3:30 a.m., police said earlier.

No one was injured, police said.

Sinclair remains in custody.

Meanwhile, Kevin Scott Sinclair, 29, of Red Deer, returns to court on Wednesday to make a bid for bail.

He is charged with making an explosive device, causing an explosion and mischief endangering life.

Michael Toews, 26, of Red Deer, returns to court for sentencing on Dec. 29 after he pleaded guilty in mid-November to making an explosive for an unlawful purpose.

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