CORNER BROOK A telephone call by Dennis Allan Rowsell, breaching a court order, could result in additional time on what the Crown attorney expects will be a lengthy prison term.
Rowsell — who completed a six-month prison sentence for six charges, including assaut and uttering threats from two incidents last April and September — will be sentenced today for an aggravated assault conviction in relation to a serious beating of his girlfriend last November.
He pleaded guilty to six charges from that incident including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and three breaches of court orders.
Still in custody, he appeared in provincial court Tuesday in relation to the breach of a recognizance. It was set over until today to be dealt with alongside the sentencing decision.
Crown attorney Trina Simms has asked Judge Catherine Allen-Westby to send Rowsell to jail for between 30 and 36 months. Defence lawyer Jamie Luscombe requested a sentence between 22 and 28 months.
The judge also has to decide whether to lift the no-contact order with the female, who wishes to resume her relationship with Rowsell.