Man pleads guilty to George Street stabbing

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A man arrested earlier this year for reportedly stabbing another man on George Street has pleaded guilty to the crime.

Michael William Curtis Kelly turns to avoid reporters’ cameras as he’s led into Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court in St. John’s — Telegram file photo

Michael William Curtis Kelly, 21, pleaded guilty this morning to aggravated assault.

On April 5 he stabbed a 24-year-old man on the popular St. John’s party strip with a knife. The victim was taken to hospital and later released.

Prosecutor Mike Murray told Judge Mike Madden the Crown may withdraw some of the other charges Kelly is facing in light of the guilty plea, though he needs time to review that issue.

Kelly’s lawyer, James Goodwin, requested that a pre-sentencing report be prepared. A sentencing hearing will be held Oct. 22 at provincial court in St. John’s.

 

 

Geographic location: George Street

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