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Dec 13, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Pre-trial scheduled for man accused of stabbing brother

Stratford Gazette

Jeff Heuchert

A Stratford man charged with the attempted murder of his older brother will next appear in court in the new year.

John Pushelberg appeared in assignment court in Stratford Friday morning represented by defence lawyer Michael Fair. A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for Feb. 4, followed by another appearance in assignment court on Feb. 14.

Whether or not the accused goes to trial will be determined at the preliminary hearing.

Pushelberg was arrested back on May 28 following an incident at a Home Street apartment building where his brother Keith was stabbed. The victim was initially in critical condition but has since recovered.

Pushelberg was granted bail on Sept. 27 and is currently living with his father in Monkton as per the conditions of his release.

Pre-trial for murder suspect

Michael Schweitzer, the 24-year-old facing first-degree and attempted murder charges in connection with the shootings in Milverton last December, is also heading to a pre-trial hearing.

The first court date is scheduled for Dec. 18, and the preliminary inquiry is expected to run intermittently through January and March.

Schweitzer has been in custody since being arrested on Dec. 4, 2012. Killed in the shootings was 17-year-old Nicole Wagler. Tyler Baker, a housemate of Schweitzer's, was also wounded.

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