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  • Here we go again
    August 18, 2011 - 16:42

    He should of been locked away for life. Mental Illness or not, I'm so sick of people using mental illness or addictions for everything these days and the worst part is that these judges are so out of touch with the real world that they will side with the defense in these matters. It's like this, let's say that I go down south and catch an exotic virus that is contagious and it causes death or even severe illness to those around me. As soon as the dept of Health finds out, guess what, I'm put in isolation . my freedoms are taken away and this will remain so until I am no longer a risk to the community. Why, for public safety. That's why. So why can't we do the same for those who are violently mentally ill? And for the love of Jez, I'm tired hearing the whining from the mental health groups, when you're crying over a term Randy Simms might have used or the Orange Store billboards, you've lost your credibility in many people's eyes. And people wonder why Harpour got in as Prime Minster with a firm majority? This story is why. 17 months credit for time serviced? Wow! Once again, it's all about the criminal's rights and not the victims. So mental illness or not, he should of been locked away for life.

  • Dizzy
    August 18, 2011 - 14:12

    Lock him away forever..next it will be some poor innocent child and we will be commenting about how "if the justice system had to do something about this the first time he committed such an act, we wouldn't be doing this right now"......Set an example ! If our justice system keeps giving hardcore criminals the benefit of the doubt..we will never get anywhere!

  • Survivor
    August 18, 2011 - 12:50

    As a fellow survivor of a monster like this i pray he gets life,and she Is in my prayers,time don't heal wounds but it do get easier

  • Maggy Carter
    August 18, 2011 - 10:56

    Undoubtedly the Judge will go with the crown on this one. Life in Canada ranges from 7-25 years with the Judge setting the minimum time for parole eligibility. Hopefully in this case the minimum will be at least 17 years which will make him 80 before he can apply for release and by which time he might no longer be a threat to anyone. As noted, the victim will likely carry the scars from this trauma for at least that long if not for the rest of her life. We don't often see civil actions in this country that follow criminal convictions but if this creep actually owns that house or has other assets, she should go after them right away. She deserves and might very well need whatever she can get to pay for the therapy she is likely to require in the years ahead. Good luck to her and her family.