Ja­son King set to stand for trial in St. John’s

De­ci­sion made for man charged with stab­bing wo­man in Bay Roberts Dol­larama

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Ja­son King will be head­ing to St. John’s to stand trial for sev­eral charges, in­clud­ing at­tempted mur­der.

King ap­peared via vide­olink in the Har­bour Grace court­house on May 9 for Judge Bruce Short’s de­ci­sion on the mat­ter.

King was charged in March of 2016 af­ter an in­ci­dent in the Dol­larama store in the Bay Roberts Mall, where po­lice re­sponded to a call re­port­ing a wo­man had been stabbed.

King was fac­ing seven charges – at­tempted mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­sault, as­sault with a weapon, ut­ter­ing threats to cause death or bod­ily harm, as­sault, fail­ure to com­ply with pro­ba­tion, and mis­chief re­lat­ing to dam­ag­ing prop­erty.

In Short’s de­ci­sion, the charges of at­tempted mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­sault, as­sault, and breach of pro­ba­tion were set to trial. The re­main­ing charges were dropped.

King will be tried by a judge alone at Supreme Court in St. John’s. A date has not yet been set for the trial. The ac­cused has not en­tered any pleas.


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