Woman facing breach charges has trial set
SYDNEY — A trial date has been set for a Main-a-Dieu woman who allegedly breached her release conditions at least four times in two months. Kathleen Ann Spencer, 59, was initially arrested May 4 and charged with uttering a threat against her husband to smash the television, rip the telephone out of the wall and burn down the house. Her husband told police that his wife flipped out that day because she awoke to find herself out of cigarettes and began acting wildly. She was released from custody May 7 on conditions that included having no contact with her husband or going near their home in Main-a-Dieu. On May 20, Spencer was arrested for an alleged breach by contacting her husband. She was released again on the same conditions. She subsequently breached her conditions three more times between June 9 and June 13. In attempting to secure release for a fifth time, Spencer said she would live with an elderly woman near Catalone, but Spencer didn’t know the woman’s last name and she didn’t have a phone. The judge rejected Spencer’s suggestion and she remains on remand. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Her trial date is set for July 15.