One of the three people who were charged in the death of a business owner in La Ronge has had his sentence reduced. The decision was made by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
The man, who was 17 at the time of the offence, and cannot be named as he was charged as a youth, plead guilty to manslaughter after the death of Simon Grant at his restaurant, Louisiana’s Bar-B-Que, during an armed robbery in April of 2017.
The Crown had sought for the man to be sentenced as an adult, and the judge allowed the application. As a result, he was sentenced to nine years.
The man then argued the judge made a mistake in allowing him to be sentenced as an adult, as well as giving him a nine-year sentence. The appeal judge stated mitigating factors weren’t taken into consideration during the sentencing, such as entering a guilty plea, the man’s expressions of remorse and his lack of a criminal record.
As a result, the length of the sentence was reduced from nine years to seven years. So far, the man has served 38 months.