Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Threats Case at Dalhousie University in Halifax

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Threats Case at Dalhousie University in Halifax

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Not guilty pleas in Dalhousie threats case

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HALIFAX - A Dalhousie University medical student who allegedly told his psychiatrist he had thoughts of shooting up to 20 people before killing himself has pleaded not guilty to four charges.

Defence lawyer Stan MacDonald entered the pleas on behalf of Stephen Gregory Tynes, who was not in court Monday in Halifax.

MacDonald also told the court that his client has elected trial before a provincial court judge alone.

The 30-year-old Tynes faces two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm and one count of engaging in threatening conduct. He is also charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited device in relation to an overcapacity cartridge magazine.

Outside court, MacDonald said a tentative trial date had been set for June 6. …

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