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Plea deal in works in home invasion

Lawyers for two Red Deer men accused of a home invasion earlier this year are negotiating a plea deal with the Crown.

Alexander Talbot, 20, and Rodney David Irvine, 42, were to have been tried in Red Deer provincial court late in October on charges arising from an incident early in the morning on May 4. Red Deer City RCMP allege that the pair broke into a home, assaulted a person inside and stole money and other goods.

Their trial, set for Oct. 30, was scuttled just as it was about to start when Crown prosecutor Tony Bell presented defence counsels Michael Scrase and Brad Mulder with a computer disc bearing new evidence.

As a result of the new evidence, Scrase and Mulder are negotiating a deal for their respective clients, who remain in custody at Red Deer Remand Centre.

They return to court on Dec. 4 to present a resolution.

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