TRURO - A trial date of July 14 has been set for a former North River woman facing assault charges stemming from the small options care home where she lives in Antigonish.
Amanda Murphy entered a not guilty plea during an appearance in provincial court in Antigonish on Thursday.
Murphy, 34, who suffers from various intellectual and physically disabilities, has been diagnosed with a cognitive level of between five and eight years old. The assault charges resulted after she allegedly pushed and slapped a worker at the home where she lives.
She had been scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 6 but the judge involved said he wanted to consolidate the charges and that he did not want to proceed until he had further information.
A similar assault case involving Nichele Benn, 26, the daughter of a Bible Hill woman who has intellectual disabilities that have left her with the mental capacity of a 12-year-old, is scheduled for a plea Monday morning in provincial court in Dartmouth.