Nail gun sentencing set over

A Pictou County man will wait until March for final sentencing after being found guilty of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon. Shawn Wade Hynes is accused of using a nail gun to shoot NH Dlamini in the back at a Pictou County worksite on Sept. 19, 2018. He was found...

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Hynes found guilty as charged

PICTOU – The man charged with shooting a nail gun at a young construction worker has been found guilty. Shawn Wade Hynes of Trenton was accused of two indictable charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon, namely a nail gun, which injured victim Nhlanhla Dlamini, called NH for short. The...

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Murder accused makes first appearance

The accused in a second-degree murder case that took place last Friday made his first appearance in Provincial Court on Monday morning. Jason David Bezanson, 33, was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of second-degree murder. During his appearance in court, the aggravated assault charge was dropped, as the victim was...

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No jail time for sex crimes

For sex crimes committed against teenagers, Amy Hood will not serve jail time. Years after she was initially arrested, Carolyn Amy Hood was sentenced Wednesday morning in Pictou Provincial Court. After being found guilty of two counts of luring a minor, one count of sexual exploitation and one count of touching for a sexual purpose,...

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Amy Hood sentencing delayed until December

Nearly a year after former Pictou County school teacher Carolyn Amy Hood was tried and found guilty of sex crimes against children, she has yet to be sentenced. This was to have taken place in Pictou Provincial Court on Thursday, but after hearing the submissions from Crown and defence council, Judge Del Atwood withheld his decision...

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