17 years for shooting called ‘excessive’
In another example of justice being miscarried, a Winnipeg man saw his sentence of 17 years reduced to 14 because it was deemed ‘excessive’. Considering the high rate of re-offenders, I am greatly appalled by this development.
The reduction was also based on the fact that although the accused had a significant criminal background, few, not much just few, of them were crimes of violence. How reassuring. He has only hurt people a few times so he’s still a nice guy. Ten more crimes of violence and that’s it, Mister! Apparently he is still below his violence quota. What a joke!
Back to the story. So this perp, attempted killer, supposedly set out to sell a gun to his buddy so he could afford his drug habit. To me that’s 14 years right there. He met him at his house chatting with a cab driver who the accused knew and hated. As he approached, gun in hand, finger on trigger, gun loaded and pointed, the mother of all coincidences, he stumbled. To further complicate things, while falling, his finger pressed the trigger of the loaded gun, discharging a bullet into the chest of the cab driver! A guy that he knew and hated. Wow! His friend is a very lucky man. Could easily have been him instead of the cabbie. Read it all here.
I have no doubt that this guy would be out within a few years AND I also have no doubt that his significant criminal record will get even more significant. Way to go Justice System!