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Bail granted for 17-year-old from the Burin Peninsula charged with attempted murder

A 17-year-old-male from the Burin Peninsula appeared in provincial court in Grand Bank this afternoon to await a decision on bail.
A 17-year-old-male from the Burin Peninsula appeared in provincial court in Grand Bank this afternoon to await a decision on bail.

Bail has been granted for a 17-year-old male from the Burin Peninsula. The youth is charged in connection to a shooting that left a 16-year-old male in hospital in critical condition.

The accused originally appeared in Grand Bank Provincial Court Tuesday, but the crown was unable to discuss conditions surrounding bail at that time, so the matter was held over to Wednesday afternoon.

A number of conditions are in place. He must keep the peace and be on good behaviour, appear at provincial court in Grand Bank Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. and thereafter as instructed by the court, report to the RCMP in person on Wednesday to sign a registration book and by telephone on Mondays and Fridays, remain in his residence from the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. daily and present himself personally within five minutes to any peace officer attending the residence within those hours except when actively involved in the fishery.

He is not to conceal on his person any knife, he must not possess or be in any dwelling where the is storage of any firearm, crossbow or any prohibited or restricted weapon or prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition or explosive substance, surrender any such items as well as any licenses, registration or certificates relating to them to the RCMP at the time and place specified by them within 24 hours of his release, he is not to possess or consume alcohol or enter any licensed drinking establishments, not to posses or traffic any illegal drugs or other illegal substances, he is not to contact the victim, their family or Francis Bragg, he is not to leave the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, except when actively engaged in the fishery, and when working in the fishery he is to notify the RCMP of his departure and arrival dates and times.

The Southern Gazette approached the mother of the accused following the court appearance but she declined to comment.

Francis Bragg who has also been charged in relation to the incident appeared in court Jan.3. He was released under a number of conditions and will reappear in court later this month.

The charges against Bragg include criminal negligence causing bodily harm,  possession of a prohibited device without being the holder of a license, careless use of a firearm, and supplying liquor to a minor.

The accused originally appeared in Grand Bank Provincial Court Tuesday, but the crown was unable to discuss conditions surrounding bail at that time, so the matter was held over to Wednesday afternoon.

A number of conditions are in place. He must keep the peace and be on good behaviour, appear at provincial court in Grand Bank Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. and thereafter as instructed by the court, report to the RCMP in person on Wednesday to sign a registration book and by telephone on Mondays and Fridays, remain in his residence from the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. daily and present himself personally within five minutes to any peace officer attending the residence within those hours except when actively involved in the fishery.

He is not to conceal on his person any knife, he must not possess or be in any dwelling where the is storage of any firearm, crossbow or any prohibited or restricted weapon or prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition or explosive substance, surrender any such items as well as any licenses, registration or certificates relating to them to the RCMP at the time and place specified by them within 24 hours of his release, he is not to possess or consume alcohol or enter any licensed drinking establishments, not to posses or traffic any illegal drugs or other illegal substances, he is not to contact the victim, their family or Francis Bragg, he is not to leave the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, except when actively engaged in the fishery, and when working in the fishery he is to notify the RCMP of his departure and arrival dates and times.

The Southern Gazette approached the mother of the accused following the court appearance but she declined to comment.

Francis Bragg who has also been charged in relation to the incident appeared in court Jan.3. He was released under a number of conditions and will reappear in court later this month.

The charges against Bragg include criminal negligence causing bodily harm,  possession of a prohibited device without being the holder of a license, careless use of a firearm, and supplying liquor to a minor.

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