Kingston terrorism suspect’s bail hearing adjourned for third week
It will be another week’s delay before a bail hearing is set for the youth charged with terrorism-related offences in Kingston, Ont.
The teen — who was arrested on Jan. 24 after RCMP raided two homes in Kingston, and was charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity, and counselling a person to deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive or other lethal device in a public place — appeared briefly via video in the Kingston Criminal court on Feb. 12.
The youth’s defence asked for the matter to be adjourned another week, making it the third week in a row no decision was made on when the bail hearing will be.
As of Tuesday, the youth’s former representation, Douglas Caldwell, was replaced by a new defence counsel, Sean Ellacott. Ellacott said Caldwell will no longer be working on the case but did not give a reason why. Ellacott also did not disclose who hired him to work the case.
As they were last week, the federal Crown attorneys were prepared to set a date for the bail hearing, but Ellacott asked for an adjournment to get acquainted with the youth’s case.
Once a bail hearing is set, the Crown asked for a full day to present its arguments, which means the youth’s bail hearing could run over two days.
The teen will appear again in court via video on Feb. 19.
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