Stabbing sus­pect out of hos­pi­tal

The Compass - - NEWS - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON edi­tor@CB­N­com­pass.ca

The man ac­cused of stabbing his brother ear­lier this year in St. Bride’s is no longer in hos­pi­tal.

Eu­gene Fran­cis Fo­ley, 46, ap­peared by vide­olink from Her Majesty’s Pen­i­ten­tiary last Thurs­day at Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court.

His lawyer, Kevin Baker, told Judge Jacqueline Brazil he met with his client for the first time a week ear­lier and has re­ceived some dis­clo­sure, adding he ex­pects there could be more on the way.

Fo­ley was ar­rested Jan. 28 near the Cape St. Mary’s Bird Sanc­tu­ary fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent that hap­pened ear­lier in the day at his brother’s home. The ac­cused was later trans­ported to a hos­pi­tal in St. John’s.

When his case was last called at Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court on Feb. 10, Fo­ley was still be­ing treated in hos­pi­tal. The na­ture of his ill­ness or in­juries has not been dis­closed. Fo­ley’s brother sus­tained non-life threat­en­ing in­juries.

Dur­ing his vide­olink ap­pear­ance last Thurs­day, Fo­ley was seated in a chair and re­sponded to in­struc­tions from Brazil when spo­ken to.

Baker said his client would agree to re­main in cus­tody while he goes over the case with Fo­ley. Baker ex­pected he’d be meet­ing with Fo­ley again this week.

The case will re­turn to Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court for a sta­tus up­date on March 12 at 9:30 a.m.

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