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Updated: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:20:16 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Matthew de Grood, Calgary stabbings accused, has court hearing today



Matthew de Grood, accused of stabbing five people to death at a Calgary party in April, is set to make a court appearance on Tuesday morning. St. Francis High School yearbook

Matthew de Grood, accused of stabbing five people to death at a Calgary party in April, is set to make a court appearance on Tuesday morning. St. Francis High School yearbook

A court hearing for Matthew de Grood, the 22-year-old charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the stabbings of five young people at a house party in Calgary in April, is scheduled for today. 

Allan Fay, de Grood’s defence lawyer, said he will seek a date for a preliminary hearing when he appears in the Calgary court on Tuesday.

It's uncertain if de Grood will be in court, or just make an appearance via closed-circuit television, which happened in his last court hearing. 

De Grood is accused in the fatal stabbings of:

- Lawrence Hong, 27.

- Joshua Hunter, 23.

- Kaitlin Perras, 23.

- Zackariah Rathwell, 21.

- Jordan Segura, 22.

The five were attacked at an end-of-semester party in Brentwood near the University of Calgary campus on April 15.

At his last hearing, de Grood was found fit to stand trial after he underwent a 30-day mental health assessment at the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre, where he is still being held.

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