Trial for accused murderer to begin in October

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Steven Michael Neville. -Telegram File Photo

 

Accused murderer Steven Michael Neville has pleaded not guilty to all his charges.

Neville was in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John's, where he was formally arraigned this morning on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and breach of probation.

When each of the three charges were read to him by the court clerk and asked how he pleaded, Neville replied "not guilty" each time.

Neville's lawyer Rosellen Sullivan and Crown prosecutor Robin Fowler agreed to start the jury trial Oct. 22. It's expected to last six weeks and end Nov. 30. Jury selection is set for Oct. 2.

Neville is suspected of killing Doug Flynn by stabbing him on Oct. 9, 2010, and allegedly trying to kill another man, also by stabbing him.

 Neville was one of three accused murderers whose cases were called to be arraigned today.

 Trevor Pardy, 34, was also arraigned and pleaded not guilty to all three charges he faces – first degree murder, using a firearm to commit a crime, and having an unlicensed weapon (a nine millimetre handgun). His case will be back in court at the next arraignment date, April 2. Pardy is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Triffie Wadman, on Oct. 1 in St. John's.

 Dave Folker also had his case called. He wasn't in court but was represented by his lawyer, Rosellen Sullivan. His case will be back in court for the May arraignment date. He is accused of killing Ann Marie Shirran.

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • jen
    March 01, 2012 - 11:49

    Shirran, Not Sharrin.