TORONTO, December 23, 2002 ( – The woman charged in connection with a pepper spray attack on Aid to Women counsellor Robert Hinchey last   August has been remanded to Jan. 21 for a pre-trial hearing. Carol-Ann Trueman,  an employee of the Stop 86 women’s shelter, appeared for the first time with a lawyer, T. Ducharme, at College Park Court this morning. This was her third appearance. She failed to show up for her first hearing, at which a discretionary warrant was issued for her arrest. At her second appearance, she simply produced a note asking for a remand to today’s date.  A former Toronto police officer told LifeSite News that the pre-trial hearing will attempt to take care of procedural matters – such as areas on which the Crown and defence agree – so that the trial runs more smoothly. Hinchey says he was sprayed just inches from his eyes with a noxious substance as he was attempting to assist a client at St. Michael’s Hospital last August.  HOSPITAL CONFIRMS FACTS ON ATTACK AGAINST TORONTO PRO-LIFE COUNSELLOR


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