Oakley Vault Man carrying found shotgun get
Man carrying found shotgun gets the minimum
A 39 year old Windsor man with mental health issues was sentenced Friday to three years in prison the mandatory minimum for having a loaded gun he found, a punishmenthis lawyer and even the judge suggested was too severe.
David Hutchins pleaded guilty to carrying a loaded shotgun on a Windsor street May 4, when police acting on a tip that he had sent a text message indicating that he may be suicidal and upset with the local Children Aid Society arrested him.
Because the gun was a loaded prohibited weapon, Ontario Court Justice Guy DeMarco sentenced Hutchins to three years in prison, as the law requires, but suggested his hands were tied and that the punishment might be unduly harsh. DeMarco recommended that Hutchins, who had no prior criminal record, receive psychological treatment while incarcerated.
tragedy is that there is a mandatory minimum, and this person is mentally ill, Hutchins lawyer Christina Sweet said after the sentencing. mandatory minimum isn going to help him.
believe you could accomplish more by having him in the community where he got Oakley Vault a treatment order that ensures he taking his medications on a regular basis. Crown attorney George Spartinos, who read in the facts, told the court that Hutchins said he found the shotgun in a black Oakley Vault bag May 2 at the Ford Test Track. May 4, Hutchins texted his wife to say he wanted to talk, that he wasn thinking right, and to tell Oakley Vault their children he loved them.
was remorseful. He was not himself when that happened, Sweet said. wasn taking his medications.
he was assessed and found fit to stand trial. said her client, a father of two who works in construction, indicated that he actuallywas glad police stopped him, since he thought he might hurt himself. But she considers the punishment disproportionate to the crime.