On trial for armed rob­bery

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Dil­lon Joseph Bour­geois, 25, is seen in the Supreme Court of New­found­land and Labrador in Cor­ner Brook on Thurs­day morn­ing just prior to the start of his trial on an armed rob­bery charged. Bour­geois is ac­cused of par­tic­i­pat­ing in an armed rob­bery at Cor­ner Brook Esso on Main Street on July 2, 2015. Ash­ley Park, the per­son who car­ried out the ac­tual rob­bery, was sen­tenced to 42 months in jail in Oc­to­ber 2015 af­ter en­ter­ing guilty pleas to the rob­bery re­lated of­fences and other out­stand­ing charges. Bour­geois, who is cur­rently serv­ing a five-year sen­tence for the ag­gra­vated as­sault of Park’s brother, Jonathan Park, was not charged with the gas sta­tion rob­bery un­til Novem­ber 2016. He is be­ing tried by judge alone and the first day of his trial saw the at­ten­dant on duty the night of rob­bery and a Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary of­fi­cer in­volved in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion tes­tify. The court also viewed videos of cau­tion state­ments given by Bour­geois to the po­lice. In the first state­ment he de­nied know­ing who the masked man was that robbed the gas sta­tion or in hav­ing any in­volve­ment in the crime. His trial con­tin­ues to­day.


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