Bail hearing Thursday for co-accused in St. John’s shootings

Published on August 25, 2014
From left are Jason Earl Marsh, 35, and Stephen Chris Shaw, 31, as they are being escorted from provincial court in St. John's today. — Photos by Glen Whiffen/The Telegram

One of the two men facing attempted murder charges in connection with separate shooting incidents in St. John’s last fall will have a bail hearing on Thursday.

Stephen Chris Shaw, 31, and Jason Earl Marsh, 35, each face two counts of attempted murder and several weapons-related charges.

Defence lawyer Bob Simmonds, representing Shaw, requested a bail hearing for his client on Thursday of this week.

Judge Mike Madden agreed to the request.

Both of the accused appeared in St. John’s provincial court this morning by teleconference from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.

Marsh is still looking for a lawyer, according to Crown prosecutor Lisa Stead. His matter will return to court on Sept. 8 for a status update.

Both men were arrested Aug. 1 following an 11-month investigation by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. A 21-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries following a shooting incident at a house on Boyle Street last September. Two months later, a 30-year-old man was shot on Williams Heights in St. John’s.