Accused murderer denied bail

Published on July 6, 2013
Philip Pynn (right) speaks with his lawyer, Mark Gruchy
— Photo by Andrew Robinson/The Telegram

A man who has been in jail for nearly two years since being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in St. John’s will remain there for the time being.

Justice Alphonsus Faour announced his decision to deny bail at Supreme Court in St. John’s Friday afternoon in the case of Philip Wayne Pynn.

The reasons for the judge’s decision are subject to a publication ban.

Pynn, 27, was quickly let out of the prisoner’s box and cuffed by sheriff’s officers before leaving the courtroom.

Pynn and Lyndon Butler, 23, are co-accused of murder in the shooting death of Nick Winsor. Winsor was killed at a home on Portugal Cove Road on July 9, 2011. They are also charged with attempted murder, among other charges.

Butler is out on bail.

An eight-week trial is tentatively scheduled to begin on Sept. 9, 2014. Jury selection is expected to be held that day.

The two-week trial for Jonathan Eugene Rowe, 30, who is charged with being an accessory to the murder of Winsor, is scheduled to begin Nov. 12, 2014.

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