Carbonear man has hearing set over
A Carbonear man must wait to have new evidence entered into his case.
Michael Brian Bowman was supposed to be at the provincial court house in Harbour Grace on July 17 for a hearing to discuss an application to reopen and enter new evidence.
However, Bowman’s lawyer, Peter Ralph, is on sick leave and was unable to file the application.
The defense was supposed to have filed the application June 14, while the Crown would have until July 3 to review the application.
Ralph had been pushing for the mandatory minimum sentence of four years for his client’s charges, which include the following:
• use of a firearm in committing a robbery; • being disguised with intent; • pointing a firearm; • and possessing a weapon or imitation for a dangerous purpose;
Bowman is scheduled to be in court for a status report on Sept. 4 at 9:30 a.m.
At that time, new dates will be set for filing the application and the subsequent hearing.
Bowman was not present in the court room.
Bowman has pleaded guilty to the Aug. 20, 2012 armed robbery of a pharmacy in South River.
Michael Brian Bowman