Laywer apologizes for missing attempted murder case court date

The lawyer who missed his client’s last court date for an attempted murder charge apologized profusely in court on Wednesday.

The lawyer who missed his client’s last court date for an attempted murder charge apologized profusely in court on Wednesday.

Telmo Dos Santos, a Calgary defence attorney, represents Cameron Monkman, 28. Monkman faces charges including attempted murder and other offences stemming from a June 3 incident after a wounded man was found walking along a road near Benalto.

Monkman was released on $2,000 bail in June. He was scheduled to be in court on July 23 but Dos Santos made an error on his calendar and missed the court appearance. A warrant was issued and Monkman turned himself in on July 24.

In Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, Dos Santos told Judge Gordon Yake that his client was ready to enter a plea. However the Crown special prosecutor was absent and the court was unable to schedule a date for the proceedings.

Yake told the Crown to get a schedule of the special prosecutor’s availability and be ready for the next court date. Monkman remains in custody after turning himself in and will next appear in court on Aug. 15.

Monkman’s co-accused, Daniel Huddlestone, 34, is still in the process of retaining a lawyer. He will appear in court next on Aug. 15.

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