January 15th, 2021

Trial date for woman suspected in gang-style attack to be set in Jan.


By Delon Shurtz on December 19, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

After nearly two dozen court appearances in the last year, a woman accused of arranging a brutal attack on a younger boy is finally preparing to go to trial.
The matter for Trinity Savard isn’t scheduled to return to Lethbridge provincial court until the new year, but in the meantime, a pre-trial conference will be held to discuss trial issues, and the matter will be in court Jan. 18 to set a trial date, the woman’s lawyer explained during a court hearing recently.
Savard, 19, is charged with one count of aggravated assault stemming from an incident at about midnight on Dec. 5, 2019, when a 16-year-old boy and an older teenage woman were walking in a dark alley just off Mayor Magrath Drive North. The boy was attacked from behind by several people and stabbed. He was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital with stab wounds to his back, then flown by STARS air ambulance to Calgary.
Alexander Roxby Styra, 20, was charged with aggravated assault and theft over $5,000. He pleaded guilty to the charges in June and was sentenced in September to 16 months in jail, minus 13 1/2 months for time he spent in pre-trial custody.
Two teenage boys were also charged in relation to the gang-style attack. Their matters remain before the court.
Both accused, who can’t be identified because of their age, are charged with aggravated assault. One of the boys is also charged with threats to cause death or bodily harm and obstructing a peace officer, while the other boy faces an additional charge of assault with a weapon.
During the police investigation of the assault, officers found a van that had been stolen Dec. 5 from a business on 13 Street North. The van was found parked behind an apartment building at 210 Mayor Magrath Dr. N., and inside one of the apartments police found a BB gun, a bloody three-inch folding knife, and the victim’s cellphone.

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