A Partial Joint Submission is Joint Nonetheless

In R v Manca, 2019 BCCA 280, the BC Court of Appeal held that a joint submission as to part of a sentence would constitute a true joint submission as to that part, despite the parties’ disagreeing as to another aspect of the sentence. In the case of Manca, the defence and Crown both proposed a sentence of 9 …

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No Jail for Nanaimo Man in Shotgun Dispute

A Nanaimo man charged in an August 2016 shotgun-firing incident will not serve any jail time. Eric Gene Wesley Jr. received a conditional discharge during sentencing at provincial court in Nanaimo on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in July 2017 to careless use or storage of a firearm in an Aug. 24, 2016 incident, when he …

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The Plastic-Cutlery Caper: Jail Escape Hits the Wall

An inmate used a plastic knife, fork and spoon to cut a large hole in the ceiling of his jail cell, but had no prospect of actually scraping his way to freedom because of cinder-block walls, Victoria provincial court heard Friday. Jason Kilbach, an inmate at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, was sentenced to a …

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