Accused Arsonist Makes Court Appearance

Chad Stadnicki will remain in custody until he appears again on Wednesday, November 1

The man accused of aggravated assualt and arson in a Bridge Street house fire last Friday made a brief appearance in court on Tuesday (Oct. 31).  41 year old Chad Stadnicki faces charges of aggravated assault and arson in the fire that sent a 32 year old woman to hospital with burns on her body.  Appearing before Judge Gordon Krinke, an agent for Stadnicki's lawyer asked for a one day adjournment in order to prepare for a bail hearing.  Krinke granted the request and a possible bail hearing for the accused could be held Wednesday (Nov 1) morning.  The victim remains in a Calgary hospital having had at least one surgery already, with more expected.  ~~  Warren Affleck

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