Accused in attempted murder case in Truro appear in court

Two of the three people charged with attempted murder following an attack in Truro on Sunday have been remanded into custody after brief court appearances on Wednesday.

The Crown opposed the release of 27-year-old Alexander Borden of Truro and 34-year-old Dylan Tupper of Debert, who have consented to the remand.

31-year-old Nelson Mumford of Debert was scheduled to be released Wednesday on a recognizance with a $5,000 surety, which included a host of conditions, including to be within 200 feet of the residence at all times unless in the presence of his surety, to present himself to police when requested, and to have a cell phone with him to receive calls from a peace officer.

All three were ordered to have no contact with each other, as well as three other people, and are due back in court on January 30th.

The men also face charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose in connection with this incident.

Police said Tuesday that the accused and the victim, who has since been released from hospital, are known to each other, and that this was not a random attack.