Accused murderer denied bail

Andrew Robinson
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Philip Pynn (right) speaks with his lawyer, Mark Gruchy

A man who has been in jail for nearly two years since being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in St. John’s will remain there for the time being.

Justice Alphonsus Faour announced his decision to deny bail at Supreme Court in St. John’s Friday afternoon in the case of Philip Wayne Pynn.

The reasons for the judge’s decision are subject to a publication ban.

Pynn, 27, was quickly let out of the prisoner’s box and cuffed by sheriff’s officers before leaving the courtroom.

Pynn and Lyndon Butler, 23, are co-accused of murder in the shooting death of Nick Winsor. Winsor was killed at a home on Portugal Cove Road on July 9, 2011. They are also charged with attempted murder, among other charges.

Butler is out on bail.

An eight-week trial is tentatively scheduled to begin on Sept. 9, 2014. Jury selection is expected to be held that day.

The two-week trial for Jonathan Eugene Rowe, 30, who is charged with being an accessory to the murder of Winsor, is scheduled to begin Nov. 12, 2014.

Twitter: @TeleAndrew

Organizations: Supreme Court

Geographic location: Portugal Cove Road

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Recent comments

  • Justice
    July 07, 2013 - 07:13

    Accused murderers should never get bail and their pre-court remand should count for straight time instead of double time. I really hate how our court hosue and jail has a revolving door with little punishment or derterrant provided to routine offenders.

  • anom
    July 06, 2013 - 17:27

    OK Andrew Robinson, I'm SICK of your inconsistent and inaccurate reports of everything!! I believe the judge was don burrage, honest to god do you just make s**t up and then you can sleep well at night or is to much effort to actually get some facts right. Dont even get me going on your other court articles or you political coverage... absolutely bogus.

    • Pam Frampton
      July 08, 2013 - 08:52

      The judge was Alphonsus Faour, as Andrew Robinson rightly noted in his coverage.