Man charged with at­tempt­ing to mur­der brother ap­pears in St. John’s court


A man ac­cused of stab­bing his brother in St. Bride’s ear­lier this year has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, in­clud­ing at­tempted mur­der.

Eu­gene Fran­cis Fo­ley en­tered the pleas last Mon­day dur­ing ar­raign­ments at New­found­land Supreme Court in St. John’s.

Crown pros­e­cu­tor Mike Mur­ray in­di­cated that while the tran­script from the pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing, held in Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court in June, was not yet ready, he still wanted to set dates for the trial.

How­ever Fo­ley’s lawyer, Kevin Baker, pre­ferred to wait for the tran­script. He re­quested to have the case set over to the Oct. 1 ar­raign­ment date.

Jus­tice Wil­liam Goodridge agreed.

Fo­ley faces six charges as a re­sult of in­ci­dents that took place Jan. 28.

The 46-year-old is charged with at­tempted mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­sault, as­sault with a weapon, two counts of driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied and breach of a pro­ba­tion or­der.

He re­mained in cus­tody since his ar­rest in Jan­uary un­til two weeks ago, when he was granted bail.

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