Suspect in baseball bat beating charged with attempted murder

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A man accused of brutally attacking two men with a baseball bat has been charged with attempted murder.

Brandon (a.k.a. Brendon) Christopher Tobin will be back in court May 15 for a bail hearing on charges that include attempted murder. — File photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

The new charge was laid Wednesday afternoon when Brandon (also known as Brendon) Christopher Tobin was brought back to provincial court in St. John’s.

The 20-year-old is also charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, breach of probation and breach of an undertaking.

He is scheduled to have a bail hearing  May 15.

Tobin was arrested as a result of an incident that happened April 26.

Police were called to Keegan Court in the capital city shortly after 2 p.m. that day to a report of a possible assault with a weapon. But when officers arrived, neither a victim nor a suspect could be located.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, one of the two victims in the case was later located in a St. John’s hospital, where he was being treated for serious injuries.

Police would not confirm or deny if the injuries were life-threatening.

“I can say the injuries are serious,” an RNC spokesman wrote in an email to The Telegram last week.

Tobin was arrested a day after the incident. He’s also charged with mischief and breaching court orders in connection with a separate incident that reportedly happened April 12. He’ll be back in court May 16 to answer to those charges.

 

rmullaley@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @TelyCourt

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  • Marshall Art
    May 08, 2014 - 12:30

    Ah, remember the good ol' days, when bats were only used to hit baseballs and softballs ? Now, they're used by skeets trying to hit home runs with other peoples' heads.