Bail decision today for teen charged in attempted murder
Judge reserved decision for Warman boy, 13
A 13-year-old boy charged in an attempted murder will find out this afternoon whether he will be released from custody.
Provincial court judge Sheila Whelan heard submissions from the Crown and defense yesterday during the teen's bail hearing. This included the results of a special assessment done on his suitability for release.
The substance of the hearing cannot be reported because of a court-ordered publication ban.
The Warman teen is accused of stabbing a 13-year-old girl behind her house in the evening of Sept. 13. He cannot be named because he is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
He was not at the scene when police and EMS arrived after someone called 911. Police say they found and arrested him shortly afterwards, and he has been held in custody since then. He made his first court appearance on Sept. 16.
The decision on whether he will be released is set for 2 p.m. CST.