Assault trial stemming from Ecum Secum lobster dispute starts with surprise confession

Someone beat up Blair Fleet in his own Ecum Secum yard over a lobster dispute last spring. But who did it is even less clear after the first day of the trial of one of the fishermen accused of the assault. “So this is the first time you’ve heard that Jesse Asprey went to the police to admit he assaulted you?” defence attorney Colline Morrow asked the victim in Antigonish provincial court on Thursday. “No one ever told you?” “No,” replied Fleet. No one had apparently told the judge either. >click to read<09:29

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