Sentencing for nail gun accused postponed

The wait for a final sentence will continue for Shawn Wade Hynes after a continued sentencing hearing this morning. Judge Del Atwood withheld his decision in anticipation of the publishing of the R v. Basso case in Halifax. After hearing sentence recommendations from the Crown and defence as well as community impact statements from African...

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Oakley walks on adjournment, again

Another adjournment was the decision that came out of Pictou Provincial Court on Tuesday morning in regards to a local animal abuse case. David William Oakley, formerly of Sylvester, was set to be sentenced on two counts of failure to provide adequate food for an animal, one count of striking an animal with an axe,...

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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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