Man who was subject of police standoff pleads guilty to numerous charges

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A man who held up two stores and was the subject of a police standoff last spring has pleaded guilty to a slew of charges.

Justin Wiseman was in provincial court in St. John's this morning. He was represented by his lawyers Kevin Baker and Arnold Hussey.

Guilty pleas were entered to 17 charges, including two armed robberies, theft, weapons charges and court breaches.

One of the robberies happened Nov. 7, 2012, at Marie's Mini Mart in Paradise, while the other happened May 11 of this year at City Superette on Springdale a Street in the capital city.

Also on May 11, Wiseman barricaded himself inside a house with a shotgun. It resulted in a lengthy standoff with police before Wiseman finally surrendered.

Facts and sentencing are set for Friday.

Crown prosecutor Danny Vavasour told Judge Mike Madden that he and the defence lawyers will present a joint submission, meaning they have agreed on what type of sentence Wiseman should get.

Organizations: Marie's, Mini Mart

Geographic location: St. John's

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