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Man charged in Shuswap stabbing has charges stayed when witness is no show

Alexander Boucher's charges were stayed on Aug. 30, 2021, after a witness failed to appear in court.
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August 30, 2021 - 4:21 PM

An accused in Kamloops court today in connection with a Shuswap stabbing had the charges against him stayed when a witness didn't show up.

Alexander Boucher, 37, was facing a trial today, Aug. 30, on charges of attempted murder, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and robbery.

The Crown prosecutor attempted to reach a key witness ahead of the trial and the court waited an additional 30 minutes for the witness to arrive.

READ MORE: Three men charged with attempted murder in relation to Shuswap stabbing

He did not arrive in time for court to proceed so the prosecutor directed a stay of proceedings, which allowed Boucher to be released.

Boucher was arrested on Sept. 18, 2020. He was one of three men facing charges related to the alleged stabbing at a Shuswap area car wash, which occurred Aug. 16, 2020.

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