Teenager accused of attempted murder in Kentville released from custody

Jennifer Hoegg and Kirk Starratt
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A 17-year-old boy charged with attempted murder has been released on bail.

The New Minas resident was arrested very late Aug. 26 around midnight following a disturbance in Kentville.

Kentville Police say they found a 21-year-old man with a head injury on the Chester Avenue sidewalk.

The boy is also charged with wounding, maiming, disfiguring or endangering the life of a man, pointing a firearm and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace from the same date.

Represented by public defender Ken Greer, the boy appeared in youth court in Kentville on Aug. 28. The boy’s mother was also present in court. Reading of the charges was waived and Judge John MacDougall adjourned the matters to Sept. 25 for election and plea.

The accused was released on a $2,000 non-cash recognizance with a surety. 

The alleged victim was later taken to hospital in Halifax. Kentville Police Insp. Ken Reade said the man is expected to recover.

 

 

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