Pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing held

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as­sault; us­ing vi­o­lence in steal­ing $500 and a cell phone from a man; and pos­sess­ing a weapon - in this case, a knife and base­ball bat - for the pur­pose of com­mit­ting an of­fence.

Both elected trial by Supreme court judge alone in Au­gust. On May 5, fol­low­ing a pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry that took sev­eral days, the at­tempted mur­der charges against both men were dis­charged.

Both were com­mit­ted to stand trial in Supreme court on the re­main­ing charges and to a charge of break and en­ter with in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence. The mat­ters have been ad­journed un­til May 24 for ar­raign­ment in Supreme court cham­bers.

It’s al­leged that Ma­har and Smith com­mit­ted the of­fences in Mount Uni­acke on Feb. 18, 2015. The charges have not been proven in court. There is a pub­li­ca­tion ban on ev­i­dence given at the pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry.

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