One of two suspects from a First Nations community in Antigonish Co. charged with attempted murder is scheduled to return to court in February.
Michael Kane, 36, of Paq’tnkek also faces counts of aggravated assault, uttering threats and several breaches.
Kane, who has been in custody since his arrest, was denied bail in June.
He was expected for a preliminary inquiry, which will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial, in Antigonish Provincial Court Thursday; instead, the hearing was adjourned until Feb. 15.
He’s already elected a Nova Scotia Supreme Court trial by judge and jury.
Nigel Henderson, 28, of Paq’tnkek originally faced charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and several breaches in the case.
Henderson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, obstruction and a breach in October; he was sentenced to four years in prison and a five-year weapons ban in November.
RCMP say officers responded to an assault involving three men, who were known to one another, on a roadway in Paq’tnkek in June.
They say a 24-year-old Antigonish man was taken to hospital, and was released three days later.
Police say both Kane and Henderson were arrested without incident- Kane in Paq’tnkek the same day as the incident, Henderson in Baddeck the next night.