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Man charged in 2014 Corner Brook home invasion still hasn't arranged counsel

Andre Lecuyer is seen in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook on Wednesday.
Andre Lecuyer is seen in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook in this file photo. - Saltwire File photo
CORNER BROOK, N.L. —

Justice George Murphy is getting more and more concerned that the court will have to conduct Andre Lecuyer’s trial and there will be no one there to represent him.

Lecuyer is charged in connection with a 2014 home invasion in Corner Brook.

Now living in Halifax, he appeared in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador here via teleconference Nov. 18 to give Murphy an update on his attempts to secure counsel. 

During previous updates, he has said he was appealing a legal aid decision to deny him counsel. This time, he said that had been discontinued.

Lecuyer said he was going to reapply for legal aid once he knew more about his financial situation, which had recently seen some changes.

Murphy told him his May 25-29 trial will go ahead.

Crown attorney Adam Sparkes said, if Lecuyer was sincere about applying for legal aid, that he would do so soon.

The matter will be called again Jan. 20 for yet another update on whether or not Lecuyer has obtained counsel. 

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