January 15th, 2021

Trial date to be set in gang-style attack


By Delon Shurtz on December 24, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

One of two youth charged in relation to a vicious gang-style attack on a teenage boy last year is expected to set a trial date when his matter returns to court in the new year.
The boy, who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with single counts of aggravated assault, resisting a peace officer and uttering threats, stemming from an attack last December.
The matter was addressed briefly Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court, where the accused’s lawyer said a pre-trial conference will be held Jan. 11, and a trial date will be set Jan. 13.
At about midnight Dec. 5, 2019 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.
Another unidentified teenage boy is charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. He returns to court Jan. 27 when he is expected to enter pleas.
Trinity Savard, 19, faces one count of aggravated assault in relation to the incident. She is accused of orchestrating the attack. Her matter returns to court Jan. 18 to set a trial date.
A 20-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault and theft over $5,000, but 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. Court was told in June that although Alexander Roxby Styra did not stab the victim, he was still party to the offence and charged with the others.
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 hidden in the oven, a bloody three-inch folding knife hidden above a window in one of the bedrooms, and the victim’s cellphone that was hidden in the toilet.

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