Bail hearing for murder suspect derailed when guarantor fails to show up in court

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Murder suspect Yahye Gabad’s hopes for freedom were quickly dashed Thursday when the person who was to be his surety for his bail failed to show up for court.

Defence lawyer Adriano Iovinelli told Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Hall he would have to adjourn Gabad’s scheduled bail hearing indefinitely when Gabad’s proposed guarantor didn’t materialize.

“My client provided me with instructions to proceed with a bail hearing … (but) the surety’s not here,” Iovinelli said, in asking the case be adjourned without a future date.

“I know he’s upset, he wanted to proceed, but we need the surety here.”

Crown prosecutors Ken McCaffrey and Scott Wilson were opposed to Gabad’s release and would have been expected to want to cross-examine that individual on any proposed release plan.

Gabad is charged with three other accused with first-degree murder in connection with a stabbing in the city’s Beltline district last January.

The four suspects are scheduled to face a six-day judge alone trial beginning next Feb. 1, in connection with the Jan. 5 death of Karson Goodeagle, 33.

Gabad, 23, along with Tyrell Noskiye, 30, and Dwayne Turner, 52, were each arrested a day after Goodeagle was found in medical 

distress

by police officers at 11th Avenue and 1st Street S.E.

Two days later Timothy Ashton Jones, 40, was also arrested.

All four were originally charged with second-degree murder, but McCaffrey upped the 

allegations

 shortly after their first appearances.

In April, McCaffrey filed a direct indictment in Court of Queen’s Bench, preventing the

accused

 from having a preliminary inquiry in provincial court.

All four remain in custody.

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