O’Flaherty going to trial

Published on July 24, 2014

 Patrick O’Flaherty will be going to trial in October on a total of 20 charges, including assaulting a woman.

O’Flaherty, 45, of Corner Brook was charged on June 25 after he allegedly broke into the woman’s home and assaulted her.

The woman who is an acquaintance of O’Flaherty’s suffered minor injuries in the assault.

O’Flaherty is in custody after being denied bail on June 27. He’s also charged with break and entry, theft under $5,000 and four breaches of a court order.

His lawyer Sandi MacKinnon told Judge Catherine Allen-Westby in provincial court on Tuesday that he was pleading not guilty to all the charges.

O’Flaherty also entered not guilty pleas to 13 other charges including two other assaults with a weapon involving the same complainant, break and enter, two counts of mischief by interfering with the use of property, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and seven counts of failure to comply with the condition of an undertaking or recognizance.

His trial will be held on Oct. 9 and 10.