© Star photo by Gary Kean
Herman Boyd Randell enters the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook Tuesday morning.
CORNER BROOK — A voir dire in the attempted murder charge against Herman Boyd Randell has begun in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Randell, 43, is accused of trying to kill a woman in Englee in November 2010. He was charged more than 15 months after the woman was seriously injured in an overnight attack at her home.
Since the incident, police have said they believed there was some personal connection between the woman and her attacker.
Randell, who lives in Corner Brook, entered a not guilty plea in Supreme Court this past March.
The voir dire involves a Charter of Rights and Freedoms application by the defence. A publication ban on the evidence presented prohibits reporting of the details of the arguments being made before Justice David Hurley.
The voir dire is set for 10 days, with the final day scheduled on the court docket for Oct. 22. Crown attorney Ed Ring has indicated to The Western Star it is possible the voir dire could take less time than that.
No trial date has been set yet.