R v Marohn, 2012 BCPC 199

Marohn was a vet. At the time of the incident he had undergone a serious injury (quadriplegic but now with better mobility), he had severe financial issues, could not afford food for himself or the horse, was separating from his wife, and had some mental health issues. No restitution due to financial circumstances of Marohn. Judge determined jail term unnecessary b/c of media coverage, delays in trial, having a criminal record is already substantial – emphasized importance of stigma, quoted SCC.