Trial set for assault on Charlottetown man

Published on December 17, 2015
Prince Edward Island provincial court
Guardian photo

One of two men charged in the brutal assault on a man in Charlottetown in December is going to trial.

Robert Michael Bryenton, 36, has chosen judge alone after pleading not guilty to assaulting Trevor Acorn.

Acorn was seriously injured in an attack at his Charlottetown apartment.

RELATED: Charge laid in connection with assault that sent man to Halifax hospital

RELATED: Second man charged after assault that sent victim to hospital in Halifax

He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and later transferred to a Halifax hospital.

He has since been released from hospital.

Bryenton’s trial is set to begin Feb. 8. Two days have been put aside for the trial.

Jeremy Joseph Cummiskey, 22, has also been charged with assault in connection to the attack.

Cummiskey has yet to enter a plea. His case was adjourned Thursday until Dec. 22.