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Sawyer Robison to stand trial on attempted murder charges

12/06/2013 12:43 EST | Updated 02/05/2014 05:59 EST
A Camrose judge has ruled there is enough evidence for Sawyer Robison, the man accused of shooting and wounding two Mounties in a rural Alberta stand-off, to stand trial for two counts of attempted murder.

Sawyer Robison is also charged with 15 weapons offences in connection with the shooting of RCMP constables Sheldon Shah and Sidney Gaudette during a standoff with officers on the family farm near Killam on Feb. 7, 2012.

Robison had also been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his uncle, Bradford Clark, but that charge was dropped after the crown prosecutor concluded there was no reasonable likelihood of a conviction.

Robison's lawyer, Brian Beresh, accused the Crown of 'malicious prosecution' for laying the charge in the first place.

"In our view, there was never reasonable grounds for that charge to be laid,” Beresh said.

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