Pun­ish­ment dealt

Ox­ford given 15 months in prison, in­clud­ing six months for threat­en­ing judge

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - BY GARY KEAN [email protected]­ern­star.com Twit­ter: WS_GaryKean

Michael Ran­dell Ox­ford has been sen­tenced to ser­vice six months for threat­en­ing to kill a provin­cial court judge in Cor­ner Brook.

Michael Ran­dell Ox­ford has been sen­tenced to ser­vice six months for threat­en­ing to kill a provin­cial court judge in Cor­ner Brook.

Ox­ford, 56, ut­tered the threat as he was be­ing taken away after be­ing de­nied bail by Judge Kymil Howe last Oct. 11.

Ox­ford was sen­tenced by Judge Harold Porter of the provin­cial court in Grand Bank, who presided over the case be­cause the vic­tim was a mem­ber of the Cor­ner Brook ju­di­ciary.

Porter sen­tenced Ox­ford, who had en­tered guilty pleas to 11 charges al­to­gether, to a to­tal of 450 days.

The other time was al­lot­ted for charges that in­cluded steal­ing men’s groom­ing prod­ucts from Shop­pers Drug Mart in Cor­ner Brook last Au­gust and beer, cig­a­rettes and lot­tery tick­ets from an Esso gas sta­tion in the city in Oc­to­ber.

The re­main­ing of­fences were for breach­ing pro­ba­tion and other court or­ders, of­fences which Ox­ford has a long his­tory of do­ing.

Ox­ford will only have to spend an­other

310 days in prison as he was given 140 days credit for the 93 days he had served prior to be­ing sen­tenced.

The judge, al­though not­ing it was abun­dantly clear that Ox­ford does not tend to com­ply with pro­ba­tion or­ders, did give him an­other year of pro­ba­tion to be served upon his re­lease. Porter said al­though it does seem fu­tile, the pro­ba­tion or­der will pro­hibit Ox­ford from con­tact­ing the vic­tim and from en­ter­ing the premises from which he stole mer­chan­dise.

The judge said the or­der will also re­quire Ox­ford to re­port to a pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer reg­u­larly, which should help en­cour­age him to main­tain the so­bri­ety Ox­ford has in­di­cated he wants help with.

Ox­ford will also be sub­ject to a 10-year weapons pro­hi­bi­tion.

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