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Woman accused of beating man with baseball bat freed from jail

Cathy Snow is escorted out of Courtroom No. 7 in provincial court in St. John’s Friday afternoon.
Cathy Snow is escorted out of Courtroom No. 7 in provincial court in St. John’s Friday afternoon.

A woman suspected of viciously beating a man with a baseball bat in St. John’s earlier this week has been freed from jail.

Cathy Snow, 39, was released on a surety with strict conditions shortly after she appeared at provincial court this afternoon.

She’s due back in court April 21.

Snow, who had family members and friends in the courtroom for support, lowered her head as she passed reporters on the way to and from the holding cells.

Snow faces charges of aggravated assault as a result of an incident just before midnight on Wednesday. 

Members of the RNC patrol services division, criminal investigation division, police dog services and forensic identification services responded to a report of an assault in progress in the area of Empire Avenue in St. John’s.

A 35-year-old St. John’s man was the victim and had left the area prior to police arrival, but was located shortly after by police dog services, the RNC stated in the news release.

The man — who was said to have been found on Cashin Avenue — sustained serious injuries as a result of being assaulted with a baseball bat and was taken to hospital by Eastern Health paramedics.

He remains in hospital.

It’s believed the man and Snow know each other. 

The major crime unit is asking anyone who has information to call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

 

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