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B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping trip

Postby oneh2obabe » Oct 23rd, 2012, 6:56 am

DUNCAN, B.C. — The Canadian Press
Published Monday, Oct. 22 2012, 11:11 PM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 23 2012, 1:16 AM EDT

A 24-year-old man who shot his father five times during target practice has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years probation.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nathan Smith said seizures affected Alphonse Brendon Menard’s judgment the day his father, Tony, was killed.

But Judge Smith noted that Mr. Menard knowingly created a dangerous situation with lack of sleep, alcohol and stress, and while his body was operating normally, his mind wasn’t.

The shooting happened in July, 2010, during a family camping trip near Bamfield, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Menard pleaded guilty to killing his 52-year-old father last month, on the first day of his second-degree murder trial in a Duncan, B.C., courtroom.

Steve Fultz, a long-time friend of Tony Menard, said he found it strange that the family overwhelmingly supported the son because some of the victim’s friends feel differently.

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Re: B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping tr

Postby keith1612 » Oct 23rd, 2012, 8:38 am

there is justice for you.
BC judges are just getting better and better.
Vancouver rioters get nothing, murderers get nothing.
and taxpayers foot the bill for it all.
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Postby OnTheRoadAgain » Oct 23rd, 2012, 8:58 am

lack of sleep + alcohol + guns equals fatality.
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Re: B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping tr

Postby Fancy » Oct 23rd, 2012, 9:21 am

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Re: B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping tr

Postby Treblehook » Oct 23rd, 2012, 12:47 pm

I would have to agree that the sentence imposed is too light. At the same time, it seems odd to me that the people closest to this accused seemed to have little or no concern about his having access to or possession of a firearm in the first place, taking into consideration his health issues, lack of sleep and use of alcohol. This couldn't have been the first time this accused had demonstrated bad behavior/poor judgement or whatever you want to call it. Perhaps there was more than one person associated with this even who didn't fully appreciate the situation that led to this tragedy.
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Re: B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping tr

Postby Graphite » Oct 23rd, 2012, 6:53 pm

Terrible sentencing. If this person had stolen money money, then we would have seen some "justice"...

Instead, he killed someone and received hardly anything.
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Re: B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping tr

Postby keith1612 » Oct 23rd, 2012, 7:40 pm

i have had a few beer, lots actually and no sleep.
i still knew better than shoot my dad 5 times in the back.
there is no excuse other than insane and then he should be locked up for life.
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Re: B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping tr

Postby Fancy » Oct 23rd, 2012, 8:06 pm

keith1612 wrote:i have had a few beer, lots actually and no sleep.
i still knew better than shoot my dad 5 times in the back.
there is no excuse other than insane and then he should be locked up for life.

You're missing the health issues.
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Re: B.C. man gets 18 months for killing father on camping tr

Postby keith1612 » Oct 23rd, 2012, 8:48 pm

Fancy wrote:You're missing the health issues.

if he has health issues that explain him shooting his father 5 times then the only way to keep the public safe is lock him up.
how can society deem a life is worth 18 months?
so what when he has ummm health issues again in 20 months from now?
thats a joke.
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Postby Treblehook » Oct 23rd, 2012, 11:33 pm

The "hug-a-thug" crowd will always find some reason for extending leniency to these people who commit violent acts resulting in deaths. Funny thing... I have never met a "hug-a-thug" person who had any real life, hands on life's experience in an invironment where violence and crime are a way of life. Nor have I ever met one of these do-gooders who has ever been personally touched by an extreme act of violence. That's a funny thing.
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