Belledune man will stand trial for attempted murder of 2 children

A Belledune man, charged with the attempted murder of two children, will stand trial, following a psychiatric hearing.

46-year-old man will return to court on Jan. 12 for a bail hearing

A Belledune man, charged with the attempted murder of two children, was found fit to stand trial, following a psychiatric hearing, a Campbellton court heard on Friday.

The man, who was in court on Friday, will be back on Tuesday for a bail hearing.

The 46-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the children, was arrested in December. He is facing four charges, including two charges of administering a noxious substance.

The accused was sent for a 30-day psychiatric assessment on Dec. 8, at his last court appearance in December.

Northeast District RCMP said last month they began investigating following a single vehicle crash in Blackland on Nov. 3, when a vehicle went off the road.

Three people — a man and two children, all related to each other — were taken to the hospital.

Police subsequently received information that suggested foul play may have been involved.

The children were transferred to the IWK Hospital in Halifax and later released.