In May 2019, Brennan Joel Metlewsky and Jordan Robert Kupser were charged with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault stemming from an incident that took place in Vernon in 2017. (Facebook photo)

In May 2019, Brennan Joel Metlewsky and Jordan Robert Kupser were charged with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault stemming from an incident that took place in Vernon in 2017. (Facebook photo)

Attempted murder charges dropped for pair accused in Vernon stabbing

Brennan Metlewsky and Jordan Kupser will appear in BC Supreme Court to set a trial date

A trial has been ordered for two men accused of a stabbing in Vernon three years ago.

Brennan Joel Metlewsky and Jordan Robert Kupser were charged in 2019 with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault stemming from an incident that took place in Vernon in 2017.

At a preliminary hearing in Vernon earlier this week, the two 24-year-olds had their attempted murder charges dropped by the Crown.

“At the conclusion of the preliminary inquiry the Crown did not seek a committal on count 1 (attempted murder) after concluding the charge assessment standard was no longer met,” said Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel for the BC Prosecution Service.

On May 15, 2017, Vernon RCMP reported a 45-year-old man was in serious condition after he was stabbed numerous times at an apartment building in the 2900 block of 43rd Avenue. Metlewsky and Kupser were charged two years later in connection to the attack.

Metlewsky and Kupser’s case has been transferred to the B.C. Supreme Court. They will stand trial on their charges of aggravated assault and robbery.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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