Man given 60 days for as­sault on his wife

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

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.

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