Last Updated: 28th January 2010, 5:29pm
The purported neo-Nazi suspected in the bombing last November of a northeast Calgary apartment will face a preliminary inquiry in May.
Kyle Robert McKee made a brief appearance Thursday in provincial court to set the two-day hearing.
Defence counsel Adriano Iovinelli told Judge Jim Ogle there will be two issues raised in the hearing, the identity of the bomber and whether his client can be linked to the explosive device.
“The issues are actual possession and identification of the individual,” he told a pre-preliminary inquiry meeting.
McKee, said to be an Ayran Guard founder, was arrested in Winnipeg Dec. 16, four weeks after a bombing attempt at a Pineridge apartment complex.
No one was injured in the Nov. 21 incident.
A man at the Pineridge Greene apartments at 5300 Rundlehorn Dr. N.E. said he picked up explosives planted on his balcony and hurled them into the parking lot below, where they exploded.
Police said the man likely escaped death by mere seconds.
McKee faces two charges of attempted murder, possessing, making or controlling explosives and possession of a weapon or imitation for a dangerous purpose.
A 17-year-old youth, also alleged to be a neo-Nazi, is charged in connection with the same incident.
McKee remains in custody pending the inquiry to determine if he will stand trial.
Iovinelli said outside court he likely won’t make a decision on whether to apply for bail for his client until after the May 27-28 hearing.
firstname.lastname@example.orgWithout giving too much away, we've been led to understand that McKee might face an interesting witness or two.
In the meantime, one of the suspected targets of McKee, Tyler Sturrup, appears to be still in jail (read about it here and here). Indications are that Robert Reitmeier has been released, but we have no up to date information on the whereabouts of Kevin Brozny.