Kenny Green to be arraigned in the new year
A man suspected of brutally murdering another man has been committed to stand trial.
The decision was made Thursday afternoon as the preliminary inquiry for Kenneth Edward Green finished in provincial court in St. John’s.
Crown prosecutors Sheldon Steeves and Natalie Payne called several witnesses to the stand during the week-long hearing.
However, when defence lawyer Randy Piercey called no evidence and made no submissions today, Judge Jim Walsh agreed there was enough evidence to warrant a trial.
Green will be arraigned at Newfoundland Supreme Court in the new year.
Green is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Joey Whalen. The 47-year-old died in hospital March 17, two days after he was reportedly beaten inside a home on Tessier Place in St. John's.
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Green, of Mount Pearl, was arrested shortly after the incident, and was denied bail in May.
Meanwhile, Green will be back in court today for an expected verdict in an unrelated case.
He and Matthew O’Quinn face charges that they conspired to escape custody from the Waterford Hospital while the two were there undergoing psychiatric evaluations.