Man charged in shooting expected to be sentenced in December

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James Shawn Halleran. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

A man charged in connection with a shooting on Southside Road in the capital city last year is expected to be sentenced in December.

James Shawn Halleran appeared in provincial court in St. John's this afternoon.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to three charges — aggravated assault, discharging a weapon with intent and breach of probation.

Crown prosecutor Lisa Stead withdrew a charge of assault with a weapon in exchange for the guilty pleas.

Halleran was represented by defence lawyer Randy Piercey, who requested a pre-sentence report for the sentencing hearing. The hearing was scheduled for Dec. 13.

Judge Lori Marshall is hearing the case.

Halleran was charged following an assault that resulted in a 40-year-old man being sent to hospital with gunshot and stab wounds on Oct. 26, 2011.

A 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named due to a court ban, was also arrested and charged in connection with the incident. He was sentenced in February to 16 months in a youth detention centre after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and armed robbery.

The teen was given three months' credit for the time he had spent in pre-trial custody, leaving 13 months on his term. He will then spend six months under community supervision.

He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and armed robbery.

The incident was described earlier in court as a drug deal gone bad.

Geographic location: Southside Road, St. John's

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