Bail hearing set over for man suspected of serious assault

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The bail hearing for a man suspected of seriously injuring his common-law wife by assaulting her with a pellet gun, a shoe and a knife has been set over again.

Rodney Deniro — Telegram file photo

The case was called in provincial court in St. John’s today.

Rodney Deniro claims he didn't do anything wrong and even wished reporters a “good day” when he first appeared in court on Feb. 3.

Deniro is facing charges — two counts of assault with a weapon or imitation thereof, two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, aggravated assault, and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

The woman was rushed to hospital with what police said were serious injuries following the incident the first weekend in February.

Deniro, who also goes by the name Roderick Long, has a lengthy criminal record peppered with convictions for such crimes as assault, uttering threats, theft, and fraud over $5,000. His record dates back to 2005, with his latest crimes committed in 2012.

Deniro was initially supposed to have his bail hearing on Feb. 4. It has now been set for March 6. The Crown is opposed to his release.



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    February 25, 2014 - 22:07

    Another fine example of society. How many people do the RNC arrest that did nothing. ??Seems to be a lot.