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Attempted-murder hearing postponed

From staff reports

The pretrial hearing for a man charged with attempted murder for allegedly attacking a man in Rochester last winter has been continued until November.

Michael James McIntosh, 39, no known address, made a brief court appearance in Olmsted District Court on Tuesday. In February, he pleaded not guilty to felony charges.

The prosecution has since amended the criminal complaint, adding charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault to charges of first-degree aggravated robbery and second- and third-degree assault.

McIntosh is accused of using a hammer to assault a 60-year-old man outside a northwest Rochester restaurant in January.

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His trial originally was set to begin this summer. It now is on the calendar for mid-December.

District Judge Lawrence Collins assured McIntosh, who is being held in jail in lieu of posting $500,000, that he hasn't been forgotten, saying a trial date has been set. The pretrial hearing is now set for Nov. 13.

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