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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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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Group voices support for ‘nail gun’ victim

PICTOU — A protest last Friday underscored a group’s frustration over how slowly the wheels of justice are turning for Nhlanhla Dlamini. About 20 people gathered with placards and to express, through a series of addresses and chants, their disappointment with how a court case has proceeded so far. It was organized by members of African...

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Mom of man shot with nail gun wants incident considered hate crime

PICTOU — Exactly one month to the day that he was shot with an air compressed nail gun, Nhlanhla Dlamini, 21, stood up and, along with his family, held a peaceful protest in both Halifax and Pictou. Although Nhlanhla and his father were in Halifax, his mother, Stacy Dlamini, was at the protest at the...

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Rally Friday in support of Dlamini

PICTOU — Rallies are being organized in Pictou and Halifax in support of Nhlanhla Dlamini this week. The local rally is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in front of the Pictou Justice Centre in downtown Pictou. It follows a meeting at the Ward I Centre in New Glasgow that resulted in a march from there...

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Nail gun incident at work site results in charges

PICTOU – Sweeping reaction has followed a work site incident where an employee was shot in the back with a nail gun. Nhlanhla Dlamini, 21, is recovering from surgery required to address the injuries he suffered. He has declined commenting on the matter since the social media storm that has ensued over it. However, his mother, Stacey Dlamini, said she...

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