Justin McQuarrie: Stratford man charged with attempted murder and arson will be in court in October for a preliminary hearing

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The preliminary hearing for a Stratford man accused of attempted murder is set for October.

Justin McQuarrie, arrested and charged after a man was stabbed inside a Mowat Street house in April, made an appearance Monday morning at Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford. The preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 17 at 10 a.m., with a second day slated for Oct. 19 if necessary.

A total of nine witnesses are expected to be called, although McQuarrie’s lawyer, Geoff Snow, said he expects most of them to be “quite brief.”

McQuarrie, 27, sat quietly in the courtroom’s glass prisoner’s box Monday while his lawyer, Crown attorneys and Justice Kathryn McKerlie discussed suitable dates for the hearing. There was one scheduling conflict with a Stratford police officer on the witness list.

The details of the case are protected by a publication ban.

On April 6, police arrived to find a man seriously injured by stab wounds and a small fire in the home. The flames were quickly extinguished and the victim transported to a London hospital.

McQuarrie originally faced four charges, but two of them – obstructing a peace officer and breach of probation – were dropped on June 5, according to Snow. Charges of attempted murder and arson remain.

tbridge@postmedia.com


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