R v Hunt, 1977 CarswellNfld 28

The appellant pleaded guilty before Magistrate Cramm of the Provincial Court to a charge under Sec. 400(a) of the Criminal Code of killing cattle. The Magistrate sentenced Hunt to nine months imprisonment, from which sentence he now appeals. Leave to appeal is granted because, on the face of it, the sentence appears to be a severe one, and there is evidence that the appellant and his accomplice voluntarily confessed their crime to the owner shortly after committing it. However, while severe, this Court sees no reason to interfere with the sentence as imposed.