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SENTENCING - Particular sanctions - Aboriginal offenders

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 8:39 AM  

Sentencing of Dingwall after she was convicted of discharging a firearm with intent and recklessly discharging a firearm. Dingwall participated in a drive-by shooting in a residential neighbourhood by waiting in a nearby get-away vehicle to facilitate the escape. Dingwall was a 24-year-old aboriginal, with no prior record. Her grandmother went through the residential school system and there were significant substance abuse issues in her family. She had family support and was remorseful. The Crown sought a sentence of five to six years’ imprisonment. The defence...