Despite being under a supervised probation order, Nicholas Bell-Wright, 22, sits behind bars accused of killing Cooper Nemeth.
In July 2015, Bell-Wright pleaded guilty to assault after attacking a 16 year old boy the previous October.
A police report shows the man pulled the teen off a bicycle and punched him twice – once in the face and again in the stomach.
The boy suffered a cut on his cheek and a black eye.
Court heard during Bell-Wright’s sentencing that he did not want the 16 year old spending time with his 11 year old niece and threatened to ‘cut off his head’ if he did so.
During the sentence, Bell-Wright apologized for he did and his defense lawyer told the court that his client regrets his behaviour.
The judged handed him a one year suspended sentence with supervised probation.
On Sunday, Bell-Wright was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after police found Cooper’s body stuffed in a garbage bin behind a home in the Valley Gardens area.
Wearing a grey prison t-shirt and handcuffs, Bell-Wright made his first court appearance Monday via video link from the Remand Centre.
His lawyer and prosecutors have agreed to hold another hearing March 4. It’s possible Bell-Wright could then start the process of applying for bail.