Solicitor for Douglas Lee Boney seeks to call witnesses in Armidale court for Taylor St stabbing

The Taylor St crime scene.

The Taylor St crime scene.

THE defence solicitor for a man charged with stabbing a woman in an Armidale home has filed an application in court to call the witnesses in the case.

Douglas Lee Boney appeared in the dock of Armidale Local Court and smiled at a handful of family members seated in the courtroom.

He’s accused of stabbing a 32-year-old woman in the back several times in a domestic dispute, and contravening an apprehended violence order.

The alleged altercation occurred at a Taylor St house on November 15, last year.

The woman was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition but was released at a later date.

Boney, 42, was arrested the day of the alleged stabbing at the crime scene and has been behind bars since.

He is yet to enter a plea to the charges of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm, reckless wounding, contravening an AVO, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

Legal Aid solicitor Wendy McAuliffe asked the court for a Section 91/93 timetable to be set, meaning the defence were seeking to call certain witnesses in the case for a committal hearing to determine if the case will head to trial in the district court.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) solicitor Luke Boenisch asked for submissions to be filed by late-May, allowing the DPP to respond to the application before the case returned to court in June.

Magistrate Michael Holmes ordered both sides to file submissions to the registry and listed the case in early-June for consideration of the application.

“For the record Your Honour, bail is not applied for,” Ms McAuliffe said.