Army reservist accused of stabbing Russian diplomat gets bail

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:33 PM ET

OTTAWA -- A defence department employee accused of stabbing a Russian diplomat shared a tight embrace with his mother and brother moments after being released from the courthouse cellblocks Monday.

Kevin Martin, 32, who had spent the weekend in jail, then left the courthouse to face a throng of reporters.

"We're just glad to see him out," his brother said as the trio walked away.

Charged with aggravated assault, Martin is accused of stabbing Andrey Gorobets, 44, in a Stewart St. apartment building early Friday in what's been described as a drunken altercation.

Outside the court, Martin's lawyer, Michael Davies, said "a huge number of factors" would determine whether Gorobets' subsequent return to Russia would help or hinder the prosecution.


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