Sentence for Alta. farmer convicted of shooting would-be thief withdrawn
Published Friday, July 6, 2012 4:33PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, July 6, 2012 6:24PM MDT
A farmer in central Alberta learned he would have to serve a dramatically reduced sentence, after he was convicted of shooting a man – who was trying to steal from him.
Brian Knight, a Tees-area farmer, was charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, for shooting a would-be thief with bird-shot in March 2009.
The man was one of three, who were trying to steal a quad from Knight’s property at the time.
In October 2011, Knight was sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served on weekends.
However, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled the punishment was unfit – and changed Knight’s sentence.
Now, Knight must complete 50 hours of community service and will be on probation for three months.
With files from The Canadian Press