Attempted murder trial postponed due to health issues
Kenneth Sparks outside a Windsor courthouse on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (Sacha Long / CTV Windsor)
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:10PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:15PM EDT
The attempted murder trial of a Windsor man has been adjourned for health related reasons.
Kenneth Sparks, 60, was scheduled to testify on Tuesday but instead, checked himself into hospital because of chest pains.
Sparks appeared in court Thursday, but told the judge he didn't feel well enough to take the stand.
Sparks has a history of health issues and is scheduled for an upcoming surgery.
The judge said it requires focus and concentration to take the stand and was concerned the stress of testimony could be harmful to his health.
Sparks has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after two women were hurt in March 2015.
Police say one woman was found in a bathtub with stab wounds.
Lawyers will be back in court on Oct. 19 to set a date for the trial to resume.