A Mount Pearl man acquitted in 2016 of murdering his co-worker was back in court Friday on charges of robbery.

Ray Stacey, 26, is accused of robbing a woman in Mount Pearl earlier in the week.

He was also charged with breach of an undertaking to keep the peace and be on good behaviour.

Stacey was released without a bail hearing and is due back in court in September.

Last year, Stacey was founding not guilty of the second-degree murder of his co-worker, Clifford Comerford.  

He testified during the trial that Comerford attacked him in the back of a van that was picking them up for work in January of 2015. 

The two were heading to a night shift at a barn near Harbour Grace, where chickens are raised for Country Ribbon.

The other people in the van said they didn't see a stabbing.