Bail hearing for Wanda Ash set over

Andrea Gunn
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Victim Jason Skinner would have been 35 on Friday

Harbour Round native Jason Skinner would have turned 35 years old on Friday.

Harbour Round native Jason Skinner would have turned 35 on Friday. But Instead of cake and presents, his mother, father, two aunts, and cousin celebrated by attending the scheduled bail hearing of Wanda Ash, one of his accused murderers

Skinner was found in critical condition in a Grand Falls-Windsor residence operated by a local homelessness network in April. He was transported to hospital where he later died of his injuries. Wanda Ash, 34, and Pamela Pike, 31, were charged with first degree murder.

Ash appeared calm during her brief appearance in Grand Falls-Windsor Supreme Court on Friday, the prosecutor and defense both agreed they needed more time, and the hearing was set over to September 12.

As Ash was led out of the courtroom, the Skinner family sang happy birthday to their deceased family member.

Mary Ellen Skinner Giles, Jason’s aunt, said family members traveled from different parts of the province and country to be together during this difficult time. Giles said the family planned on spending the evening sharing memories and releasing lanterns in Jason’s memory.

Pike is scheduled to be back in court again on August 26.

Geographic location: Grand Falls, Grand Falls-Windsor Supreme Court

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