Judge to decide today whether accused murderer will be freed from jail

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A man suspected of beating another man to death will find out today if he can get out of jail.
Kenny Green had his bail review hearing Thursday in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s.

Accused murderer Kenny Green sits in Newfoundland Supreme Court this morning. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

Evidence from the hearing is banned from publication.

Justice William Goodridge is expected to render his decision this afternoon.

Green has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.

The 35-year-old is accused of killing 47-year-old Joey Whalen, who died in hospital on March 17, 2013, two days after he was reportedly beaten at a house on Tessier Place in the downtown area of the city.

Green was arrested in connection with the murder.

Shortly after his arrest, he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the Waterford Hospital. While at the hospital, he was charged with conspiring with Matthew O’Quinn to escape lawful custody in April 2013 after nurses found bed sheets tied together in the room they were sleeping in.

With those charges still pending, Green was denied bail in June 2013 by Justice Donald Burrage.

However, last month, Green and O’Quinn were found not guilty of the conspiracy charge.

St. John’s lawyer Randy Piercey is representing Green. Sheldon Steeves is the Crown prosecutor.

 

 rgillingham@thetelegram.com

Twitter: TelyCourt

 

 

Organizations: Waterford Hospital

Geographic location: Tessier Place

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