Trial or settlement in Damphousse alleged assault case?

Posted By: Shuyee Lee · 10/11/2011 5:25:00 PM

After lawyers suggested  two weeks ago there may be a settlement on the horizon in the case alleging Vincent Damphousse's estranged wife assaulted him, lawyers hint the same thing may happen in the case alleging the former Montreal Canadiens captain assaulted her.

But the crown says it's still too early to say what will happen the next time the case is in court at the end of next month. Lawyers told the court they're setting another date in the case for the final time. The options include setting a trial date or reaching some kind of deal. Crown prosecutor Steeve Larivière says settling in one case doesn't mean settling in the other.

"There's always incidences on a file when you've got two separate files going either way so there's always an incidence but as to what the decision's going to be..., we could be proceeding in one file and not in the other one, this is not impossible," Larivière told reporters.

The related case alleging Alannah Henderson assaulted Damphousse is back in court a day before today's case where he is the alleged assaulter. She's accused of assaulting Damphousse with a weapon and stealing his briefcase this past March 29. He's accused of assaulting her on six different occasions between January 2008 and March 29.

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