Bail hearing underway for accused murderer

Rosie Mullaley
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Trevor Pardy, 34, is seen in the prisoner's dock at Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s today. Pardy, who is charged with first-degree murder, is in court for a bail hearing. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

A man suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend 2 1/2 months ago is vying for his freedom.

Trevor Pardy, 34, was in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s today for a bail hearing.

Pardy is charged with first-degree murder.

He’s accused of shooting Wadman on Oct. 1 on Boggy Hall Pl., off Forbes Street in the Topsail Road area of the capital city.

Pardy has been in custody since his arrest.

That came as a result of actions taken by an RNC tactical unit, ending a four-hour armed standoff between Pardy and police, on the same morning as Wadman’s shooting.

Witnesses called the RNC around 1 a.m., reporting a woman was lying in the street.

Neighbours reported hearing gunshots during a physical altercation.

Wadman — a native of Freshwater, Placentia Bay, who lived in St. John’s — was brought to hospital and treated for gunshot wounds. She later died of her injuries.

Following his arrest, about 5:30 a.m., Pardy was taken to hospital for treatment of a pre-existing condition.

At hospital, duty counsel at the time noted he had “suicidal inclinations,” reporting as much to the court by telephone.

In court Monday, Pardy seemed calm. He cried a few times during proceedings, prompting a sheriff’s officer to pass him a box of tissues.

About a half a dozen members of Wadman’s family were in court, some of them holding pictures of Wadman.

Several members of Pardy’s family were also there.

Defence lawyer Jeff Brace is representing Pardy.

Crown prosecutors Iain Hollett and Vikas Khaladkar are handling the prosecution.

Justice Richard LeBlanc is on the bench.

The bail hearing is expected to continue at least to the end of the day.

Proceedings from a bail hearing are banned from publication.

The case has been set for a preliminary inquiry Jan. 16 to Feb. 3.

Twitter: @TelyCourt

Geographic location: Forbes Street, Topsail Road, Freshwater Placentia Bay

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  • Scott Free
    December 19, 2011 - 13:39

    Give him a razor so he can shave his head real close for his next appearance.

  • In the words of Wayne's World
    December 19, 2011 - 12:49

    I expect this guy to get bail.....yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt