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.