Mayor Melina Bennett satisfied with ongoing police investigation in Felix Cove death

Frank Gale
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Mayor Melina Bennett she is satisfied the RCMP is moving along with their investigation into a death in the Felix Cove portion of their town that occurred on the morning of March 29.

Bennett, who is the mayor of the larger town of Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove, said it’s her point of view that the Felix Cove section of the town is a peaceful, beautiful community and that the feeling for people there is shock.

She said police are keeping tight lipped about the incident and she doesn’t blame them for doing that as they don’t want to hinder the investigation.

Bennett said she’s satisfied with the people saying there is no threat in the community because of this incident. She said it’s an unfortunate thing that happened.

To date, the only person arrested following the incident was Jasmine Pittman, 20, of Stephenville. She was released from custody with a number of conditions after an appearance in Stephenville Provincial Court on Monday, March 31.

Police have charged Pittman with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence.

While that charge is in relation to the Saturday morning shooting incident in Felix Cove, police have stressed that it was not Pittman who fired the weapon that resulted in the male’s death.

She will return to court on June 9.

Officers responded to a call for assistance at the Felix Cove residence in the early morning hours of Saturday. Upon arrival at the scene, police were advised that a confrontation took place where weapons were used and resulted in the man’s death.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Stephenville

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