November 8th, 2017

R v Apetrea, 2017 Alberta Court Of Appeal – 8 Year Sentence, Multiple Convenience Store Robberies

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Appellant was convicted at trial of a number of offences including 3 convenience store robberies and one liquor store robbery that took place within a 3-week period. Defence appeal from the 10-year global sentence imposed. Aggravating factors included the accused’s prior record, that he was on bail at the time, the sophisticated nature of the … Read More.

May 6th, 2017

R v Cutter, 2017 ABPC 76 per McIlhargey, PCJ:

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Accused pleaded guilty to offences including two attempted robberies of gas stations. Both attempted robberies occurred on the same day. In both, the accused produced a gun. In both cases the gas station clerk froze, and the accused ran away without any money or cigarettes. Many Gladue factors present, including addictions and limited education. Accused … Read More.

March 2nd, 2017

R v Wolfleg, 2017 ABPC 28 per Pharo, PCJ:

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Trial on a charge of robbery. While intoxicated, accused became involved in a dispute with a cab driver regarding a fare. Accused felt that he was owed 85 cents. Both parties got out of the cab and started to fight. Accused then produced a metal weed pipe, and threatened the cab driver. Accused eventually re-entered … Read More.

August 6th, 2015

R. v. Carroll, 2015 ABPC 141 per Semenuk, PCJ

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Accused charged with various offences arising from a high speed police chase, including robbery. Accused was driving a stolen vehicle, when he stopped and approached another vehicle that had pulled over to the side of the road. Accused got out of the stolen vehicle, and approached the complainant’s vehicle. When the complainant began to roll … Read More.

July 17th, 2015

R. v. MacPherson, 2015 ABCA 139 per Bergerm Veldhuis, Brown JA – Trial Judge: Acton, J

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Crown appeal from Askov stay entered in relation to robbery charges. Total delay from arrest to conclusion of trial was 20 months and 16 days. Accused was in custody. No delay attributable to accused. Primary cause of delay was institutional, including an 8 month delay waiting for the earliest trial date offered in Queen’s Bench. … Read More.