Thursday, September 19, 2013

UPDATED: Eisnor Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

A Barss Corner man has been found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. Wayne Paul Eisnor was handed a life sentence with no chance of patrol for 25 years in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Eisnor shot and killed his estranged wife Tina Eisnor in the parking lot of a grocery store in New Germany on June 30, 2010. Julie Illingworth, Tina's sister, says the family can now begin to fully heal.

About two dozen members of Tina's family were on hand as the verdict was read just before 6 o'clock Thursday night. It took the 12 member jury roughly 8 hours in total to come to their decision.

Jury Still Out At Eisnor Trial

It's been more than six hours (3:30 p.m.) since a jury began its deliberations in the first degree murder trial of a Barss Corner man. The 12 member panel is tasked with weighing the evidence presented over the course of the two week trial. Fifty year old Wayne Paul Eisnor is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife more than three years ago in New Germany. The jury must decide whether or not the accused deliberately planned to kill Tina Mae Eisnor. If so, that would satisfy the first degree murder charge. However, they could also decide Eisnor's actions were not premeditated which could result in a lesser charge of second degree murder Our Newsroom will continue to cover the trial and will have the latest, once a verdict is reached.

RCMP: Drugs, Cash Seized At Shelburne Home

A man and woman will appear in Barrington provincial court today after police found drugs and cash at a home in Shelburne. The RCMP searched a home on Commission Street around 10pm Wednesday night and found 20 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of marihuana and over $1,000 in cash. Twenty-two year old Kara Ashley Doane and 21-year-old Damien Gordon Foster Pushie from Shelburne were held in custody. They face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and possession of marihuana.

South Shore Nursing Homes To Receive Upgrades

Four South Shore communities are among the list where the New Democrats say nursing home care will be improved in the next few years. On the election campaign trail today, Premier Darrell Dexter says 61 long term care beds will be replaced at the Mahone Nursing Home in Mahone Bay, 90 at Shoreham Village in Chester, 66 at Roseway Manor in Shelburne and 29 at Hillsview Acres in Queens County. The premier explains how the changes will come about.

The premier says his government has opened 1,000 long-term care beds in the last 4 years and will open 1,100 more if re-elected. 16-million dollars has been committed in the 2014-15 budget for the replacements.

Gas Prices Expected To Drop Again!

You can probably look forward to more price relief overnight tonight at South Shore gas pumps. Prices here usually closely follow those in New Brunswick and today, regular self serve there is down by more than 4 cents a litre to $1.29.1. Diesel is lower today by 2.3 cents a litre. Furnace oil has dropped almost 2 cents. Nova Scotia's utility and review board sets our coming week's prices at midnight tonight.

Updated: Stolen Parrot Recovered In Farmington

A 29-year-old man from the New Germany-area has been arrested after a parrot was stolen in Bedford earlier this week. Halifax Regional Police along with members of the South Shore Integrated Street Crime Unit searched a home in Farmington and recovered the blue front Amazon bird "Schooner" around 10:45pm Wednesday night. Police say Jacob William Wandless is in Halifax court today on charges of theft and possession of stolen property. Constable Pierre Bourdages with Halifax Police says they are looking for a second man believed to be involved in the birdnapping.

The suspect is described as as a white man, 40-45-years-old, 5'8, weighing 200 pounds, with short grey hair. Bourdages says the parrot was in good health, was taken care of and has since been returned to the pet store.