A young woman accused in connection with a 2017 shooting on Springdale Street in St. John’s has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.
Nineteen-year-old Rebecca Murphy told Judge David Orr today that she was sorry. She says she “wishes could could take it all back,” and that she is willing to do whatever it takes to get her life back on track.
Murphy was one of four charged following the shooting. She pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in January, while a charge of attempted murder was withdrawn. Twenty-one-year-old Clarence Legge was shot and wounded at an apartment on Springdale Street last January.
The facts say Murphy was in a relationship with a co-accused youth, who became jealous Murphy was sexting the victim. Murphy helped in a plan to lure Legge to the apartment for a beating, but when he broke free and tried to run, he was shot in the leg by the youth. Murphy testified she didn’t know the extend of the plan, or that there was a plan to torture the young man.
Murphy’s Lawyer Jason Edwards says his client is remorseful. He asked for 10-12 months and a lengthy probation order. The Crown was asking for 18-24 months.
In the end Murphy received 12 months and three years probation.