Woman gets six-month jail sentence

A JOINT submission by the prosecution and defence was not accepted by the judge in an assault case, contrary to what usually happens.

  • Mar. 20, 2011 5:00 p.m.

A JOINT submission by the prosecution and defence was not accepted by the judge in an assault case, contrary to what usually happens.

Sunni Beynon was sentenced to six months in jail with one year of probation to follow after she pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon in a stabbing Jan. 1 this year.

After time served of 70 days is taken into account, Beynon will spend 110 days in jail.

Prosecutor Bill Funnell and defence lawyer Timothy Klaassen put a joint submission before provincial court judge Calvin Struyk, asking for a four-month sentence for Beynon but, in an uncommon move, Struyk didn’t accept it as Beynon had a conviction on her record for a similar offence, said Funnell. The law says that a judge shouldn’t turn down a joint submission unless it’s outside the range of sentence that the judge would impose, but the judge still may reject it.

On Jan. 1, 2011, Beynon and another woman had a confrontation in their residence, said Funnell.

A man, who also was living there, tried to intervene and was stabbed once in the stomach with a steak knife, said Funnell.

Beynon will also have to provide a DNA sample and is prohibited from possessing firearms for two years.  Even though firearms weren’t involved in this case, a firearms prohibition can be included in a sentence any time violence is used against a person, said Funnell.

Another charge of assault with a weapon and two breach of probation charges were stayed.

 

Just Posted

New transit service to connect Terrace with the Hazelton area

New transit services will start running on Nov. 20, 2017

Thornhill Boil Water Advisory rescinded

Residents are asked to flush their water pipes, clean coffee makers and other appliances

Contractors dig into construction of union office in Terrace

Traffic has been detoured on Kalum St. by Lazelle and Park Ave. for work on the BCGEU office

Baby bear captured on Kalum St.

Bear cub had been seen in area backyards for several days

Public asked to be on lookout for bear cub

Norhtern Lights Animal Shelter on its way here to capture baby bruin in Scott Avenue area.

Terrace River Kings overcome Williams Lake Stampeders 6-5

It was a back-and-forth game, played into second overtime before the team secured the win

B.C. NDP convention set for Victoria

Premier, federal leader Jagmeet Singh to add energy

Silver Creek farm search expands north

RCMP were seen collecting evidence three kilometres north of the farm where human remains were found

B.C. school trustee calls LGBTQ school program ‘weapon of propaganda’

Chilliwack’s Barry Neufeld published the comments on his Facebook page

B.C. couple hope boat drone becomes first to cross Atlantic

Colin and Julie Angus of Victoria to have drone collect environmental data en route

B.C. casino accused of illegal activity follows rules: operator

B.C. had launched review after concerns about money laundering at River Rock casino in Richmond

Opponents of LGBTQ program to file human rights complaint against Surrey School District

District denied Parents United Canada right to rent Bell Performing Arts Centre for rally next month

Ex-employee describes alleged sexual assault by B.C. city councillor

Complainant was a teen during the alleged 1992 incident

Amazon gets 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

Submissions were due last week. Online retailer has said tax breaks and grants would be factors

Most Read