Wanda Ash’s bail hearing was set over until Sept. 12 in court in Grand Falls-Windsor Friday. — Photo by The Advertiser
Jason Skinner of Harbour Round would have turned 35 Friday. But Instead of cake and presents, his mother, father, two aunts, and cousin marked the date by attending a bail hearing of Wanda Ash, one of his accused murderers
Skinner was found in critical condition in a Grand Falls-Windsor residence operated by a local homelessness network in April.
He was transported to hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Wanda Ash, 34, and Pamela Pike, 31, were charged with first degree murder in his death.
Ash appeared calm during her brief court appearance in Grand Falls-Windsor, but the prosecutor and defence both agreed they needed more time, and the hearing was set over until Sept. 12.
As Ash was led out of the courtroom, the Skinner family sang happy birthday to their deceased family member.
Mary Ellen Skinner Giles, Jason’s aunt, said family members travelled from different parts of the province and country to be together during this difficult time.
Giles said the family planned on spending the evening sharing memories and releasing lanterns in Jason’s memory.
Pike is scheduled to be back in court Aug. 26.