Richard George Mahar, 35, of Dartmouth, and Brandon David Smith, 29, of Lower Sackville, are also charged with endangering a man’s life, thereby committing aggravated assault; using violence against the alleged victim in stealing $500 and a cell phone from him and possessing weapons, a knife and baseball bat, for the purpose of committing an offence.
Mahar was present in Windsor provincial court via video link Aug. 23. Smith was not present, having earlier filed a designation of counsel to be represented by defence lawyer Mark Bailey and associates.
Both elected trial by Supreme Court judge alone. The matters have been adjourned to Oct. 21 for a focus hearing. The court will contact legal counsel to canvas for dates for a preliminary inquiry. It’s expected that the preliminary inquiry will take five days.
It’s alleged that Mahar and Smith committed the offences in Mount Uniacke Feb. 18, 2015. The charges have not been proven in court.
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