A Newfoundland judge has released documents revealing that weeks before Dwight Ball became premier, he tipped police that his daughter’s ex-boyfriend might be a killer.
Ball was Liberal leader when he went to police in October 2015 — five days after a man was fatally shot while trying to stop a robbery at a St. John’s hotel.
Ball told investigators the masked suspect shown on security footage during a week-long manhunt was wearing a jacket similar to one stolen from him.
Police ultimately charged Brandon Phillips, the ex-boyfriend of Ball’s daughter Jade.
The information is part of search warrant documents which Ball went to court to keep secret.
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Phillips was found guilty earlier this month of second-degree murder, but Jade Ball was never accused of wrongdoing or called as a witness.
Dwight Ball became premier of Newfoundland and Labrador on Dec. 14, 2015.