Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Assessment in Baby Case

A Liverpool woman charged in the death of her newborn baby has been sent for a psychological assessment. Twenty-five year old Amanda Lynn Oickle is facing charges of neglecting to get assistance during childbirth, and concealing the body of her infant son. Her lawyer says she has concerns whether Oickle has the ability to fully understand the charges against her and to give legal instructions. A neuropsychological assessment has been arranged to be conducted May 10th and the report will take about a month. The lawyer is also awaiting further disclosure from the prosecution
Oickle's former partner,31 year old Andrew Gary Cunningham is also charged with concealing the body of a child and breaching his conditional sentence. His lawyer says he's awaiting DNA results. The case has been set over to June 29th at which time both accused are expected to enter pleas.

Lunenburg Gas Bar/Drive-Thru

A proposal to redevelop the old Esso station on Falkland Street in Lunenburg is on hold for another week. Residents packed the Lunenburg Court House last night for a public hearing on the matter. Mayor Laurence Mawhinney says the hearing has been adjourned until next Tuesday to receive information from the traffic authority and fire chief.
The hearing will be reconvened at the point it was adjourned, awaiting Council's decision on the proposal. Wilsons Fuel Company plans to develop the property into a combination gas bar,convenience store and drive-thru restaurant.