Attempted murder charge sent to Grand Court

Maurice David Jackson, 23, charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, appeared in Summary Court on Friday afternoon.

Jackson is accused of attempting to unlawfully cause the death of Fernando Thompson on April 20. The second charge is in the alternative.

Magistrate Valdis Foldats explained that the charges could be dealt with only in Grand Court. The matter was set for mention in the higher court on May 27.

Defense attorney Prathna Bodden did not make a bail application. No other details of the incident were aired in court.

A press release from police after the incident said police and emergency services responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in the vicinity of Lariat Road in North Side around 7:15 p.m. The officers reportedly found a small crowd assisting a man, age 36, who was bleeding from stab wounds.