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Date set for St. Francis Xavier students facing assault charges

Three members of university basketball team will be tried together in court Nov. 26

Three members of a Nova Scotia university men’s basketball team will be tried together on all charges stemming from an altercation.

The charges against the players from St. Francis Xavier University were laid after an incident in Antigonish in February that sent a man to hospital.

In court Monday, Judge John Embree ordered that an additional charge against Tyler Richards, 23, of Dartmouth, N.S., will be heard at a trial tentatively scheduled for Nov. 26.

That’s the same date when all three players will be tried on one count each of assault causing bodily harm.

Richards’ second charge is one count of threatening to use a knife while committing an assault.

Also charged in the case are Eamon Morrissy, 19, of Halifax and William Dunkoh, 19, of Nepean, Ont.

The matter will come back to court July 13, when Morrissy will enter a plea to the charge and the trial date will be confirmed.

Dunkoh and Richards earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges.

– The Canadian Press

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