Sen­tenc­ing hear­ing

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Wil­liam Wool­ridge leaned on the rail­ing in pro­vin­cial court in Cor­ner Brook on Fri­day morn­ing as he awaited the start of his sen­tenc­ing hear­ing. Wool­ridge was con­victed in Septem­ber of as­sault­ing a cor­rec­tions of­fi­cer by bit­ing him on the hand. The in­ci­dent oc­curred in De­cem­ber 2016 while Wool­ridge was be­ing pro­cessed at the Cor­ner Brook lockup. The Crown is seek­ing a jail sen­tence of three-six months, while Wool­ridge is look­ing for a sus­pended sen­tence and pro­ba­tion. Should Judge Wayne Gor­man im­pose a jail sen­tence, Wool­ridge is ask­ing that he be able serve it con­di­tion­ally.

DIANE CROCKER/THE WESTERN STAR

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