Accused murderer pleads not guilty to breaching bail conditions

Rosie Mullaley
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A man accused of killing another man has pleaded not guilty to breaching conditions of his bail. Kenny Green wasn’t in provincial court in St. John’s today when his case was called. His lawyer, Randy Piercey, entered the plea on his behalf.

Kenny Green

Lawyers agreed to schedule the trial for May 9.

Green was taken back into custody on Jan. 18, a day after he was released on bail.

The 35-year-old was arrested after he was spotted at Jungle Jim’s restaurant on Topsail Road in St. John’s.

While it’s not believed Green was drinking, he was under strict conditions not be in an establishment that serves alcohol.

Green was released from jail Jan. 17 by Justice William Goodridge following a bail review at Newfoundland Supreme Court.

Other strict conditions the judge imposed on Green included that he post three sureties of $25,000 each with the court, that he live with his mother, have no contact with a long list of people — including anyone related to the victim — obey a curfew and abstain from drugs and alcohol.

He is also not allowed to have firearms or other weapons, and must report to the RNC four times a week.

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

He’s suspected of killing 47-year-old Joey Whalen, who died in hospital March 17, 2013, two days after he was reportedly beaten at a well-known drug house on Tessier Place in the downtown area of St. John’s.

Shortly after his arrest, Green 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 sheets tied together in the room they were sleeping in.

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

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

Green then sought the bail review in Supreme Court.

Organizations: Waterford Hospital, Supreme Court

Geographic location: Topsail Road, Tessier Place

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