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No trial next week for man accused in hit-and-run death of Calgary officer: lawyer

A lawyer for a man charged in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer says his client’s trial will not start next week.

A jury trial was to begin Monday for Amir Abdulrahman on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett.

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Balfour Der has told court that there will instead be a plea with submissions on Wednesday.

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Police have said Harnett tried to stop an SUV on Dec. 31, after he noticed its licence plates didn’t match its registration.

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They said the officer was hit and dragged before he fell and was struck by another car.

Police have alleged Abdulrahman was a passenger in the SUV.

The alleged driver, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is also charged with first-degree murder.

He, who is now 18, is to go to trial on Jan. 31.

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