R. v. Firth, (1983) 52 A.R. 311 (NWTSC)

JudgeMarshall, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateNovember 10, 1983
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1983), 52 A.R. 311 (NWTSC)

R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311 (NWTSC)

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R. v. Firth

(No. 2912)

Indexed As: R. v. Firth

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories

Marshall, J.

December 9, 1983.

Summary:

The 24 year old accused pleaded guilty to manslaughter after accidentally shooting and killing a man while drinking heavily.

The Northwest Territories Supreme Court sentenced the accused to three years' imprisonment.

Criminal Law - Topic 5882

Sentence - Manslaughter - The 24 year old accused was drinking heavily and fired random shots in backyards and into a house - A man in the house was accidentally struck and killed - The accused accepted full responsibility and showed remorse - Fifty previous convictions (most liquor related), including four convictions for assault - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court sentenced the accused to three years' imprisonment.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Mandeville (1980), 22 A.R. 536, refd to. [para. 15].

Counsel:

Neil Sharkey, for the Crown;

John Vertes, for the accused.

This case was heard on November 10, 1983, at Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, before Marshall, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, who delivered the following judgment on December 9, 1983:

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  • R. v. Bill (L.D.), [1997] B.C.T.C. Uned. J23
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
    • December 2, 1997
    ...2 years probation and 120 hours community service R. v. Fowler (1984), 48 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 175 (Nfld. C.A.) 15 years R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311 (N.W.T.S.C.) 3 years R. v. MacKay (1980), 40 N.S.R. (2d) 616 (S.C.A.D.) suspended sentence and 2 years probation R. v. Williams , [1979] N......
  • R. v. Canning (C.), (1996) 148 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 1 (NFTD)
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
    • December 4, 1996
    ...No. 3207 (Gen. Div.), consd. [para. 53]. R. v. MacKay (1980), 40 N.S.R.(2d) 616; 73 A.P.R. 616 (C.A.), consd. [para. 55]. R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311 (N.W.T.S.C.), consd. [para. 56]. R. v. Weber (1972), 9 C.C.C.(2d) 49 (B.C.C.A.), consd. [para. 57]. R. v. Pettigrew (1990), 56 C.C.C.(3d)......
  • R. v. Ryan (D.), (2014) 347 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 309 (NLTD(G))
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
    • March 13, 2014
    ...to. [para. 33]. R. v. S.K.M. (1980), 40 N.S.R.(2d) 616; 73 A.P.R. 616; 1980 CarswellNS 198 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 34]. R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311; 1983 CarswellNWT 53 (S.C.), refd to. [para. R. v. Isaacs, 1992 CarswellOnt 2741 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 34]. R. v. Nienhuis (1991), 117 A.......
  • R. v. Druken (J.K.), (2005) 252 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 314 (NLTD)
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
    • December 15, 2005
    ...of Appeal affirmed the trial judge's decision to impose a two years' suspended sentence with two years' probation. " R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311. A twenty-four year old accused pleaded guilty to manslaughter after accidentally shooting and killing a man. The accused had been drinki......
4 cases
  • R. v. Bill (L.D.), [1997] B.C.T.C. Uned. J23
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
    • December 2, 1997
    ...2 years probation and 120 hours community service R. v. Fowler (1984), 48 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 175 (Nfld. C.A.) 15 years R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311 (N.W.T.S.C.) 3 years R. v. MacKay (1980), 40 N.S.R. (2d) 616 (S.C.A.D.) suspended sentence and 2 years probation R. v. Williams , [1979] N......
  • R. v. Canning (C.), (1996) 148 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 1 (NFTD)
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
    • December 4, 1996
    ...No. 3207 (Gen. Div.), consd. [para. 53]. R. v. MacKay (1980), 40 N.S.R.(2d) 616; 73 A.P.R. 616 (C.A.), consd. [para. 55]. R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311 (N.W.T.S.C.), consd. [para. 56]. R. v. Weber (1972), 9 C.C.C.(2d) 49 (B.C.C.A.), consd. [para. 57]. R. v. Pettigrew (1990), 56 C.C.C.(3d)......
  • R. v. Ryan (D.), (2014) 347 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 309 (NLTD(G))
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
    • March 13, 2014
    ...to. [para. 33]. R. v. S.K.M. (1980), 40 N.S.R.(2d) 616; 73 A.P.R. 616; 1980 CarswellNS 198 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 34]. R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311; 1983 CarswellNWT 53 (S.C.), refd to. [para. R. v. Isaacs, 1992 CarswellOnt 2741 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 34]. R. v. Nienhuis (1991), 117 A.......
  • R. v. Druken (J.K.), (2005) 252 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 314 (NLTD)
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
    • December 15, 2005
    ...of Appeal affirmed the trial judge's decision to impose a two years' suspended sentence with two years' probation. " R. v. Firth (1983), 52 A.R. 311. A twenty-four year old accused pleaded guilty to manslaughter after accidentally shooting and killing a man. The accused had been drinki......

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