|Sentencing Circle for Saskatoon Teen|
|Written by Carol Thomson|
|Wednesday, 22 August 2012 04:26|
An 18 year old boy, who pled guilty in April after an incident where his passenger died, was sentenced Tuesday in Saskatoon Provincial Court.
His charges included dangerous driving causing death and possession of a stolen vehicle.
A sentencing circle heard how the youth had hit a curb in a stolen vehicle, causing his back-seat passenger to suffer head trauma; the 17 year old passenger died 4 days later in hospital.
The circle also heard about lies told to police in an attempt to avoid being connected to the stolen vehicle and the accident.
Then, the victim's brother had a chance to speak -- and he says the police made a mistake charging the boy, saying he's suffered enough after losing his best friend in the incident.
The brother told the judge directly that he didn't think the boy should receive further punishment.
Judge Barry Singer sentenced the youth, who cannot be named because he was 16 years of age at the time, to 8 months probation.
(pb aug 21/12)
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 07:53|