Torbrook man pleads not guilty to alleged purse snatching

Published on February 12, 2016

During the third day of testimony in an attempted murder trial in Kentville, one witness described the accused striking the alleged victim in the head with a hammer.

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KENTVILLE - A Torbrook man has pleaded not guilty to a charge relating to an alleged purse-snatching incident in Greenwood.

Shawn Douglas Connell, 21, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assaulting a woman with intent to steal her purse during a Feb. 8 appearance in Kentville provincial court. The matter has been adjourned to June 1 for trial.

It’s alleged that Connell committed the offence in Greenwood Nov. 6, 2015. The charge has not been proven in court.