The incident was one that “snowballed quickly,” said defence counsel for [the accused] Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse. And it was “uncharacteristic” of his 27-year-old client who has no prior criminal record. [The accused] will be allowed to serve his sentence over weekends.
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The fatal shooting of a man thought to be working for a rival drug dealer garnered a Calgary man a nine-year sentence Monday.
“(Victim) was attacked by the three men and a firearm was pointed at him,” said Crown Prosecutor Brian Holtby.
[The accused] and the others were arrested Feb. 24, 2014, and because of late disclosure by the Crown, Kothari said, isn't set to go to trial until early 2018.