Cases set over for suspects in convenience store robbery

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Rosie Gillingham
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Two men suspected of holding up a St. John’s convenience store last fall had their cases called in provincial court in St. John’s Tuesday.

William Peter Edwards and Eric Douglas Squires appeared via video link from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, where they’ve been in custody for the past few months.

Edwards’ lawyer, Mary Boulis, told Judge Pamela Goulding that her client has requested to view the surveillance video from the robbery. He also has requested a bail hearing.

Lawyers agreed to schedule the hearing for Dec. 19.

Squires’ lawyer Ken Hollett told the judge he and his client are still reviewing the police evidence and asked for time to complete that.

Squires’ case will be back in court Jan. 9.

The men were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Oct. 20 at Marie’s Mini Mart on Elizabeth Avenue.

They’re jointly charged with armed robbery and having their face masked while committing the crime.

Edwards is also charged with three counts of breaching probation and a single count of assault.

Squires’ other charges are: possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief relating to property under $5,000, uttering threats, breaching probation and breaching conditions of an undertaking.

rgillingham@thetelegram.com

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  • Dolf
    December 11, 2013 - 16:11

    Long overdue for some of these judges to say: "Enough already, get it on", be ready by such & such a date.....not to far into the future.