MUN student charged with attempted murder released on bail

MUN engineering student pleads not guilty to attempted murder

An international student at Memorial University who has been charged with attempted murder has been released on bail.

Last week, Masih Allahbakhshi, 28, from Iran, was found fit to stand trial for attempted murder, after undergoing a seven-day psychiatric assessment.

Allahbakhshi was released Monday on $8,000 bail. He will have to report to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary three times a week.

It's alleged that Allahbakhshi attacked a fellow student while on a walking trail on Signal Hill on April 7, sending both of them over the edge of a cliff.

He was originally charged with assault, but the RNC upgraded that charge to attempted murder.

Allahbakhshi, an engineering student, is currently not allowed on the MUN campus, and had to turn his passport in to police.

He's due back in court June 7.