Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alleged Killer in New Germany Shooting Asks for Lawyer

A Lunenburg County man accused of fatally-shooting his estranged-wife last week has apparently been able to tell authorities he wants a lawyer.

47-year-old Wayne Paul Eisnor of Barss Corner remains in "critical" condition in a Halifax hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police allege that he shot 42-year-old Tina Mae Eisnor on June 30th in New Germany, before turning the gun on himself.

She died nearly eleven hours after the shooting.

He, however, survived and underwent surgery.

The court was told Monday that he remains in an "induced coma", under the watch of sheriff deputies.

A judge at Bridgewater Provincial Court was told yesterday that Wayne Eisnor is drifting in and out of consciousness but was able to write that he wants a lawyer.

Lunenburg Assault

The RCMP are investigating an assault that occurred last month.

During the early morning hours of June 26th, a male was assaulted on Falkland Street in Lunenburg.

The victim was then transported to hospital and later released.

Contact the Lunenburg County RCMP if you have any details regarding the incident.

Mountie Faces Impaired Driving Carges in Bridgewater

An RCMP officer will stand trial in December on charges of driving while impaired in Lunenburg County.

Catherine Frances Mansley was arrested on April 4th after a vehicle went off the road and into the ditch near Rissers Beach.

The 43-year-old Mansley is on "administrative duty" with the Mounties and, therefore, she is not working in a patrol car.

She did not appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court yesterday -- but her lawyer entered a "not guilty" plea on her behalf.

A half-day trial will be heard in Bridgewater on December 21st.

Bridgewater Sheriffs' Hours Not Reduced

The Department of Justice says it will cut back on the amount of hours worked by casual and part-time sheriffs.

The department confirms that the move will affect 23 out of 190 sheriffs working at courts across the province.

The exceptions are the sheriffs working at the courthouse on High Street in Bridgewater, as well as those at facilities in Halifax and Sydney.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Gavin says the affected workers will see their hours cut by 20-per-cent or more.

The justice critic for the Progressive conservatives says the reductions do not make sense.

Murray Scott says the previous Tory government beefed-up the sheriffs-service in response to some high-profile prisoner-escapes and complaints over a lack of resources.