Stabbing suspect out of hospital
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.