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Peterborough man denied bail in attempted murder case

Brandon Kelly is one of three men charged with attempt murder in connection to a May 3 shooting that left one man with serious injuries.
Thunder Bay Courthouse (Matt Vis,

THUNDER BAY - A Peterborough man charged with attempted murder was denied bail on Tuesday afternoon in a Thunder Bay courtroom.

Brandon Wayne Kelly, 27, appeared by video for his bail hearing on Tuesday, July 28, for charges related to a May shooting in the city. Kelly also faces various firearm-related charges in connection to the attempt homicide investigation.

On May 3, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service were dispatched to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre after a man had crashed his vehicle into a barricade on the hospital’s property. Police learned the victim had suffered serious injuries as a result of a recent shooting.

Officers arrested Kelly's co-accused Terry Allen Pelto, 32, a day after the incident and then, Jacob Daniel Wattie, 24, nearly a week later.

All three men each face a charge of attempted murder as well as various firearm-related offences.

Two women, Natalie Salatino, 29, and Molly O’Brien, 29, were also arrested alongside Wattie and face a raft of firearm and drug trafficking-related offences.

Kelly has been in custody since his June 13 arrest. Because of a publication ban, details as to why Kelly has been detained following his bail hearing cannot be published.

His next court appearance will take place next month.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Karen Edwards reports on court and crime under the Local Journalism initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada.
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