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Accused cop shooter hires lawyer, still awaits bail hearing

Kenneth Michael Knutson has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a peace officer, possession of a firearm while prohibited and discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim, disfigure or endanger life.
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January 15, 2015 - 12:40 PM

KAMLOOPS - The man accused of shooting a Kamloops RCMP officer has hired a lawyer for his bail hearing on Jan. 29. 

Kenneth Michael Knutson, 36, was supposed to have his bail hearing today, Jan. 15, but the matter was remanded to later this month. Since his last court date, Knutson hired Victoria-based lawyer Jordan Watt to represent him. Knutson made a brief video appearance in provincial court from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre today. 

The officer who Knutson is accused of shooting, Cpl. Jean-René Michaud, remains in a Vancouver Hospital where he continues his recovery.

"We're certainly optimistic for his return to Kamloops," Mueller said. There's no date yet for his return, but Mueller said the officer has made "favourable progress" in his recovery. 

Knutson is charged with attempted murder in the commission of a criminal organization, aggravated assault of a peace officer, possession of a firearm while prohibited and discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim, disfigure or endanger life.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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