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  • Potter Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged Assault in Prison

    Convicted murderer Al Potter has pleaded not guilty of an assault alleged to have happened in prison.

    Allan Potter, 56, will stand trial in September on one count of assault, said to have happened behind bars.

    Potter is currently serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for first degree murder in the stabbing death of 39-year-old Dale Porter at his home in North River. He was found guilty of the crime by judge and jury in March.

    Potter, however, is appealing that conviction—he says he stabbed Porter in self defence after Porter allegedly pulled a knife on him.

    The defence is appealing the verdict on the grounds that it is unreasonable, and cannot be supported by the evidence.

    This morning in St. John’s Provincial Court, Potter entered a not guilty plea to one outstanding charge of assault. He elected trial in provincial court.

    The matter is expected to take one day on September 3.

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