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Bail hearing for one teen accused in death of Calgary police officer delayed til Feb.

Last Updated Jan 4, 2021 at 10:24 am MDT

CALGARY — A bail hearing for one of the two teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the death of a police officer has been delayed by a month.

Balfour Der, the defense lawyer for 19-year-old Amir Abdulrahman said the judge needs time to review the case.

It’s not clear if the bail hearing for the 17-year-old, also scheduled for Monday, will be delayed as well.

The two accused were arrested on Friday afternoon after turning themselves in.

They had been wanted in the death of 37-year-old Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who was killed while conducting a traffic stop on New Year’s Eve.

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Calgary police have said Harnett pulled over an SUV, which then struck and killed him.

They’ve alleged the younger of the two accused was behind the wheel, while they say Abdulrahman was a passenger.

The pair had their first court appearance on Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 4, 2021.

The Canadian Press