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Land feud turns violent on the Rock

Appalling photos tell story of Newfoundland woman, who came home to live on inherited land, but was attacked and beaten bloody while jogging

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Shelley Jesso may wish she never came back to Sheaves Cove. The 33-year-old woman had returned to the community in western Newfoundland to live on land she recently inherited. But it turns out the property is part of a long-running dispute that is currently before the courts. Newspaper accounts are sketchy on the details, but Jesso says there had been a number of “incidents” related to the dispute that culminated, to her surprise, in full-on violence. Three days ago, while out jogging, she says, a man pulled up behind her in a pickup truck got out and began punching her in the face. Certainly someone battered her face—just look at the photos. The attack appears to have touched off a full-on war. Two men have been arrested and charged following an alleged assault, a death threat and an arson attack on a shed. Police believe both stem from the attack on Jesso.

The Telegram

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