R. v. Scott (K.E.), (2014) 421 N.B.R.(2d) 352 (TD)

Judge:Morrison, J.
Court:Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick
Case Date:May 29, 2014
Jurisdiction:New Brunswick
Citations:(2014), 421 N.B.R.(2d) 352 (TD);2014 NBQB 146
 
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R. v. Scott (K.E.) (2014), 421 N.B.R.(2d) 352 (TD);

    421 R.N.-B.(2e) 352; 1094 A.P.R. 352

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Temp. Cite: [2014] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. JN.018

Renvoi temp.: [2014] N.B.R.(2d) TBEd. JN.018

Her Majesty the Queen v. Kyle Edmund Scott

(W/CR/1/14; 2014 NBQB 146; 2014 NBBR 146)

Indexed As: R. v. Scott (K.E.)

Répertorié: R. v. Scott (K.E.)

New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench

Trial Division

Judicial District of Woodstock

Morrison, J.

May 29, 2014.

Summary:

Résumé:

The accused pled guilty to second degree murder.

The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, sentenced the accused to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole until 15 years and several ancillary orders.

Criminal Law - Topic 5670

Punishments (sentence) - Imprisonment and parole - Parole - Period of ineligibility (incl. jury recommendation) - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5881 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5881

Sentence - Murder (incl. attempts) - The accused struck Kennedy a total of 19 times in the head with a hammer, killing her - In order to make the killing look like a sexual assault, he removed Kennedy's clothing and cut her throat with a kitchen knife - After the murder, the accused took Kennedy's purse and fled the scene in her car - He drove to McAdam, where he met up with family members, who consumed a quantity of drugs and alcohol and the group eventually passed out in Kennedy's vehicle - The accused remained at large for two days, during which time he purchased products to change his hair colour and attempted to flee to the Province of Prince Edward Island - The accused pled guilty to second degree murder - 19 years old - 82 year old victim was unknown to accused prior to the murder - The "apt description of this murder is one that was random, senseless, brutal and callous" - The New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, sentenced the accused to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole until 15 years and several ancillary orders.

Droit criminel - Cote 5670

Peines (sentence) - Emprisonnement et libération conditionnelle - Libération conditionnelle - Période d'inadmissibilité (y compris la recommandation du jury) - [Voir Criminal Law - Topic 5670 ].

Droit criminel - Cote 5881

Peine - Meurtre (y compris tentatives) - [Voir Criminal Law - Topic 5881 ].

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Nash (A.W.) (2009), 340 N.B.R.(2d) 320; 871 A.P.R. 320; 2009 NBCA 7, dist. [para. 11].

R. v. Mafi (K.) (2000), 133 B.C.A.C. 221; 217 W.A.C. 221; 2000 BCCA 135, refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. White (W.D.) (2010), 360 N.B.R.(2d) 242; 930 A.P.R. 242 (T.D.), refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. Stewart, [1999] N.B.J. No. 415, refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. Hawkins (H.J.) (2011), 298 N.S.R.(2d) 53; 945 A.P.R. 53; 2011 NSCA 7, refd to. [para. 13].

R. v. Shropshire (M.T.), [1995] 4 S.C.R. 227; 188 N.R. 284; 65 B.C.A.C. 37; 106 W.A.C. 37, refd to. [para. 18].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Ruby on Sentencing (8th Ed.), paras. 23.89 [para. 12]; 23.97 [para. 10].

Counsel:

Avocats:

Christopher R. Lavigne, for the Crown;

Edward L. Derrah and Angèle Normand, for the accused.

This case was heard by Morrison, J., of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench, Trial Division, Judicial District of Woodstock, who delivered the following decision orally on May 29, 2014.

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