Lacombe teen accused of attempted murder remains in custody

A Lacombe teenager accused of attempted murder will wait in custody for another week while sorting out his legal representation.

A Lacombe teenager accused of attempted murder will wait in custody for another week while sorting out his legal representation.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested at his family’s home in Lacombe after an alleged attack on a 39-year-old woman on the evening of April 12.

He was subsequently charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, use of a knife to commit a criminal offence and unlawful possession of a 12-guage shotgun.

The youth’s name cannot be released under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

He appeared in Red Deer youth court on Thursday, but could not enter a plea after confusion over which lawyer will represent him.

Crown prosecutor Denis Huot told the court that the youth will need to have those issues sorted out before the Crown can move ahead with its case, which may include a psychiatric assessment and an application to have the matter moved to adult court.

The youth will be held in custody at Calgary Young Offenders Centre pending his next court appearance, set for Thursday, May 3.

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