Deer Lake man charged with attempted murder to seek bail review

Diane Crocker dcrocker@thewesternstar.com
Published on April 8, 2014
Alex Normore
Diane Crocker

A Deer Lake man charged with attempted murder will seek a bail review of his matters.

Alex James Normore, 51, appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook on Monday afternoon.

His lawyer, Sandi MacKinnon, told Judge Wayne Gorman that she had just received an audio copy of Normore’s bail hearing and some new disclosure from the Crown that she wanted to review before proceeding. MacKinnon said she would be applying for a bail review.

Normore was denied bail on March 13. He is facing 10 charges in connection with an incident in Deer Lake on March 1.

Court information alleges that Normore committed an assault on another man using a flashlight. In addition to being charged with assault with a weapon, he’s also charged with attempting to murder his alleged victim by striking him repeatedly with a large flashlight.

Other charges include uttering a threat to cause death to the man, carrying a weapon — the flashlight — for a purpose dangerous to public peace, theft over $5,000 for allegedly stealing a truck belonging the man, committing mischief by wilfully damaging a gyproc wall, committing forcible entry, unlawful entry into a dwelling, resisting arrest and break and enter.

Normore’s matter was set over to April 24 for a status update.

A bail review application would be heard in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.