Suspect in baseball bat beating charged with attempted murder

Rosie Mullaley
Published on May 8, 2014
Brandon (a.k.a. Brendon) Christopher Tobin will be back in court May 15 for a bail hearing on charges that include attempted murder. — File photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

A man accused of brutally attacking two men with a baseball bat has been charged with attempted murder.

The new charge was laid Wednesday afternoon when Brandon (also known as Brendon) Christopher Tobin was brought back to provincial court in St. John’s.

The 20-year-old is also charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, breach of probation and breach of an undertaking.

He is scheduled to have a bail hearing  May 15.

Tobin was arrested as a result of an incident that happened April 26.

Police were called to Keegan Court in the capital city shortly after 2 p.m. that day to a report of a possible assault with a weapon. But when officers arrived, neither a victim nor a suspect could be located.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, one of the two victims in the case was later located in a St. John’s hospital, where he was being treated for serious injuries.

Police would not confirm or deny if the injuries were life-threatening.

“I can say the injuries are serious,” an RNC spokesman wrote in an email to The Telegram last week.

Tobin was arrested a day after the incident. He’s also charged with mischief and breaching court orders in connection with a separate incident that reportedly happened April 12. He’ll be back in court May 16 to answer to those charges.

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