Attempted murder evidence reviewed

The Lacombe teenager facing attempted murder and other charges will stay behind bars for another week while his lawyers review the evidence against him.

The Lacombe teenager facing attempted murder and other charges will stay behind bars for another week while his lawyers review the evidence against him.

The 16-year-old boy, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested on April 12 following an attack on a 39-year-old woman inside a residence on Lacombe that evening.

He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, use of a knife to commit a crime and unlawful possession of a 12-gauge shotgun.

Red Deer lawyer John MacNaughton advised Judge Bert Skinner in Red Deer Youth Court on Thursday that he and Luke Kurata have been retained as co-counsel for the accused.

MacNaughton said he and Kurata need more time to review the evidence provided to them by the Crown before they enter a plea and speak to his release.

The accused and his lawyers return to court on May 10.

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