Preliminary hearing held
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.