mont blanc pen catalogue Bail denied for man charged with Harvest Hills murder
Murder suspect Abdullah Mela was unable to show why he should be released pending trial, a judge ruled Friday, in denying the Calgary man bail.
Justice Willie de Wit denied an application by Mela lawyer, Kim Arial, to set the accused free as his case makes its way through the courts.
At Arial request, de Wit imposed a publication ban on the case on Monday, when he heard submissions and evidence, which includes his reasons for denying release.
21, was arrested in December, along with another man, in connection with the April 2016 killing of a Calgary resident.
On Dec. 11, police announced they had taken two men into custody.
Along with Mela, who is charged with second degree murder in Birdi slaying, Nadar Abdulbaki, 21,
has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.