The trial for a woman accused of trying to hold up two businesses with a knife got underway Thursday in provincial court in St. John’s.
Alexandra Faye Gough-Hollohan is represented by defence lawyer Ken Hollett in the trial, which is scheduled to take place over the next four days. Glynne Faulkner is handling the prosecution for the Crown.
Gough, 19, was arrested in connection with two attempted armed robberies that happened on the same day, Dec. 10, 2013.
She reportedly tried to hold up Marie’s Mini Mart in Paradise, near Octagon Pond, and the Esso gas station on Torbay Road.
Gough was originally charged with a Dec. 5 armed robbery at Marie’s Mini Mart on Crosbie Road, but Faulkner told Judge Lori Marshall she is withdrawing that charge due to lack of identification evidence.
She’s charged with two counts each of attempted robbery and having a weapon dangerous to the public.