Bail review decision next week

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A Deer Lake man charged with attempted murder will find out next week whether Supreme Court Justice Brian Furey will overturn his bail denial.

Provincial Court Judge Wayne Gorman kept Alex James Normore, 51, in jail after his arrest in Deer Lake on March 1. Normore, who faces 10 charges in all, is accused of beating a man with a flashlight.

A bail review hearing was held in Supreme Court of Corner Brook on Tuesday. Crown Attorney Lori St. Croix and legal-aid lawyer Sandi MacKinnon presented arguments.

Furey will present his decision June 25.

Normore faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, carrying a weapon, theft of a truck belonging to the man, damaging a gyproc wall, committing forcible entry, unlawfully entering a dwelling, resisting arrest and break and enter.

He also appeared in provincial court in relation to these charges prior to the bail review.

MacKinnon told Judge Catherine Allen-Westby on Tuesday that because Normore is still in custody she has had difficulty getting an opportunity to speak with him. She said she also had not yet had discussions with the Crown.

The matter was set over to Aug. 12.



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