Man given 60 days for assault on his wife
A P.E.I. man will spend 60 days in jail for causing bodily harm to his wife during an assault.
Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr will allow the man to serve his sentence on weekends, giving consideration to his full-time employment.
The victim noted in her victim impact statement that she thought she was going to die at the hands of her husband. She had bruising to her face and chest, and also lost two weeks of work, as a result of the assault.
The couple has separated since the incident, but the man, who was described by his estranged wife as a good father, will have shared custody with the children.
He has been paying child support since the separation.
Shortly before his trial was to begin, the man pleaded guilty to the assault causing bodily harm charge as well as to a charge of careless storage of a firearm, in this case a rifle.
Orr told the man, who has no prior record that there are ways to resolve issues without resorting to confrontation.
“Domestic assault certainly is not acceptable in our country,’’ she said.