Murder case set over

Andrea Gunn
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Thirty-four year old Jason Skinner, originally from Harbour Round, was found severely injured at a Grand Falls-Windsor residence on April 14; he later died in hospital. Wanda Ash and Pamela Pike were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in his death.

First-degree murder charges against two women in Grand Falls-Windsor were set over to July when their cases came up in court this week.

Wanda Ash, 34, and 31-year-old Pamela Pike are both charged with killing 34-year-old Jason Skinner in April at a Grand Falls-Windsor residence owned by a local homelessness network.

Neither woman appeared in court.

Ash’s lawyer, Arnold Hussey, addressed the court Tuesday on her behalf, while a representative for Pike’s lawyer, Bob Buckingham, spoke with the court via telephone Wednesday afternoon. A review of disclosure for both women was set over to the afternoon of July 18.

The two also face a variety of unrelated charges.

Ash is charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000 and breaches of an undertaking and a probation order. Those charges will also be dealt with July 18.

 A trial date of Sept. 13 was set for Pike on charges of impaired driving and failure to comply with a probation order. She will be represented by legal aid lawyer Vanessa McCarthy.

Through her lawyer, Pike also entered a guilty plea in Corner Brook provincial court Tuesday for an earlier shoplifting charge. The charge of theft under $5,000 is in relation to an incident that took place at Wal-Mart in Corner Brook on July 30, 2012.

She will be sentenced Friday.

Organizations: Wal-Mart

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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