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Shane White enters not guilty pleas to charges in Benoit’s Cove home invasion

Shane White is seen during an appearance at provincial court in Corner Brook in this file photo.
Shane White is seen during an appearance at provincial court in Corner Brook in this file photo. - SaltWire File Photo
CORNER BROOK, N.L. —

A Benoit’s Cove man charged with disfiguring another man during an alleged home invasion in the Humber Arm South community in March will go to trial next April.
Shane Roderick White, 33, was not present in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador when his matter was called on Sept. 9. His lawyer, Courtney Mills, appeared on his behalf via telephone.
Mills told the court she had instructions from White to enter not guilty pleas to the seven charges he faces.
They include disfiguring the man by committing an aggravated assault, stealing medication from the man, assault with a weapon, a hammer, and break and enter and robbery.
He also pleaded not guilty to two counts of breach of probation and one of failing to comply with a recognizance.
He previously elected to be tried by judge alone and a four-day trial was set for April 21-24, 2020.   
The alleged incident took place on March 16 and White and his co-accused, his twin Shawn Robert White, were arrested on March 17. The brothers are being tried separately.
Shawn White has a preliminary hearing set for Oct. 7 in provincial court on charges of aggravated assault, committing robbery, assault with a weapon and breaking and entering, and committing an indictable offence.

diane.crocker@thewesternstar.com
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