The lawyer of the man accused of killing Ann Marie Shirran is upset David Folker is still at the St. John’s lockup four days after he was arrested, and not at the penitentiary.
“We just want to get him out of there,” Bill Collins told The Telegram Wednesday.
“He’s been down there since the weekend, and you know what it’s like there on weekends — people drunk and vomiting. It’s not the right place for him to be.”
Collins said Folker should be at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP), where he is better able to meet with his defence counsel.
“We need to sit down and talk with him,” Collins said.
“At the lockup, there’s one little room, a phone, a desk and a chair.
“We need to meet in a private space to have more meaningful discussions.”
Collins said he’s so upset about the situation, he wrote a letter of complaint to HMP administrators.
“I have not seen a situation in which someone charged with murder hasn’t been taken to the Pen right away,” he said.