‘I want her to feel pain’
Micah James MacDougall made threats to harm a woman while he was in a rage after using steroids
A P.E.I. man who threatened a woman and said steroids put up a “fake wall of anger” was sentenced Thursday to nine days in jail.
Micah James MacDougall, 24, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to uttering threats.
Before hearing his sentence, MacDougall told the court it was all a big misunderstanding and he didn’t know why he said what he did.
“It scares me that I would even say those things,” MacDougall said.
The court heard MacDougall was in a fit of rage at his family’s home on July 29.
MacDougall made threatening statements verbally and through text messages to his mother about a woman he was angry with, including that he was going to make her bleed.
“I want her to feel pain,” MacDougall said.
Crown attorney Lisa Goulden said the people involved thought MacDougall might have been so aggressive because he was using steroids.
MacDougall read an apology letter in court, which confirmed the steroid use and said he thought would be OK to experiment with them but soon realized it wasn’t.
As he read the letter, MacDougall cried while saying he was remorseful, humiliated and had a lot of making up to do.
Wearing dark blue sweat pants, a T-shirt and flip-flops, MacDougall also apologized for the way he was dressed.
MacDougall spent six days in custody and said he was glad he had that time in jail because it gave him time to clear his head.
Douglas gave MacDougall credit for those days in jail at a rate of time and a half, leaving him with nothing left to serve on his sentence.
MacDougall will be on probation for nine months, which included a condition he not use steroids or other drugs.
He must pay a $100 victim surcharge.