Man charged with violent assault on woman will likely have case wrap up next week

Rosie Mullaley
Published on June 20, 2014
Mike Jennings speaks with his lawyer Rosellen Sullivan Friday prior to the start of proceedings in his case at provincial court in St. John’s. — Photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

A man who reportedly brutally assaulted a woman is expected to plead guilty to more charges next week.
Mike Jennings of Conception Bay South was back in provincial court in St. John’s Friday with his lawyer, Rosellen Sullivan.

Sullivan told Judge Mike Madden that she and Crown prosecutor Shawn Patten plan to deal with the case “speedily.” The case will be back in court Wednesday.

The 33-year-old has already pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm to the woman and uttering threats to her.

Those charges stem from an incident that reportedly happened Aug. 26, 2012, in Paradise.

He’s also charged with forcible confinement and sexual assault in relation to that incident.

Jennings faces six other counts in connection with another incident on March 24 of this year involving another woman — criminal harassment and five counts of breaching a recognizance. One of the conditions of the court orders was that he have no contact or communication with the woman.

Jennings is in custody, having been denied bail.

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