‘I want her to feel pain’

Micah James MacDougall made threats to harm a woman while he was in a rage af­ter us­ing steroids

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY RYAN ROSS Ryan.Ross@the­guardian.pe.ca Twit­ter.com/ryan­r­ross

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.

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