Mandatory minimum sentence cut in half on challenge

by Michele LeTourneau - February 24, 2018

Nunavut Justice Earl Johnson cut in half a mandatory minimum punishment of four years for Cedric Ookowt of Baker Lake, convicted of shooting at a residence in his community, as the judge ruled it would be “grossly disproportionate to the crime.” “I am satisfied that the accused is a good candidate for rehabilitation and can…

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