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SENTENCING - Homicide - Manslaughter - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Sentencing considerations - Mitigating factors - Remorse - Sentencing precedents or starting point - Character evidence

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 8:39 AM  

Appeal by the offender, Rasberry, from a sentence for manslaughter. The offender used three knives to stab the victim to death. The victim suffered 23 stab wounds, 14 incised wounds, and 11 bruises or abrasions. The victim and offender were neighbours. The offender stated that the victim and his wife attended their home following a barbeque hosted by the victim. Later that evening, in the offender's home, the victim accosted the offender and threatened to sodomize him and his wife. The offender alleged a struggle ensued,...