R. v. Theodore (E.), (1993) 139 A.R. 234 (ProvCt)

JudgeCioni, P.C.J.
CourtProvincial Court of Alberta (Canada)
Case DateMay 12, 1993
JurisdictionAlberta
Citations(1993), 139 A.R. 234 (ProvCt)

R. v. Theodore (E.) (1993), 139 A.R. 234 (ProvCt)

MLB headnote and full text

Her Majesty The Queen v. Emmanuel Theodore

(Nos. 30132005P10101; 0102)

Indexed As: R. v. Theodore (E.)

Alberta Provincial Court

Cioni, P.C.J.

May 12, 1993.

Summary:

The accused pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and wilfully committing mischief endangering life contrary to ss. 249(1)(a) and 430(2) of the Criminal Code.

The Alberta Provincial Court sentenced the accused to imprisonment for two years less a day for dangerous driving, one year (con­current) for mischief, one year's probation and a three year driving prohibition.

Criminal Law - Topic 5831.9

Sentencing - Considerations on imposing sentence - Violence between spouses - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5865 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5865

Sentence - Dangerous driving - The 40 year old accused drove his vehicle through the front door of a shelter for abused women where his wife and children sought refuge from his abuse - No one was hit or injured - Accused was domineering and manipulative - Action premeditated - All shelter residents were traumatized - Prompt guilty plea - First offence - Reha­bilitation unlikely - Accused spent 3.5 months in custody before sentencing - The Alberta Provincial Court stated that spousal abuse required emphasizing deterrence and denunciation - The court sentenced the accused to imprisonment for two years less a day for dangerous driving, one year (concurrent) for mischief endan­gering life, one year's probation and a three year driving prohibition.

Criminal Law - Topic 5890

Sentence - Mischief - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5865 ].

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Brown (C.R.) et al. (1992), 125 A.P.R. 150; 14 W.A.C. 150; 73 C.C.C.(3d) 242 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 14].

R. v. Lavallee, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 852; 108 N.R. 321; 67 Man.R.(2d) 1; 55 C.C.C.(3d) 97; 76 C.R.(3d) 329; [1990] 4 W.W.R. 1, refd to. [para. 14].

R. v. Coston (1990), 108 A.R. 209 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 17].

R. v. Montgrand (1988), 87 A.R. 221 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 17].

R. v. Grabowski (1991), 76 Man.R.(2d) 264; 10 W.A.C. 264; 14 W.C.B.(2d) 378 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 21].

R. v. Bertrand (1991), 12 W.C.B.(2d) 727 (Ont. Gen. Div.), refd to. [para. 21].

R. v. Ferguson (A.G.) (1992), 115 N.S.R.(2d) 268; 314 A.P.R. 268; 18 W.C.B.(2d) 39 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 22].

R. v. Ramey, [1991] N.J. No. 299 (Nfld. C.A.), refd to. [para. 23].

R. v. Warford (1988), 70 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 200; 215 A.P.R. 200 (Nfld. T.D.), refd to. [para. 23].

R. v. Kopuk (1978), 19 A.R. 412; 4 W.C.B.(2d) 39 (N.W.T.S.C.), refd to. [para. 23].

R. v. Hastings (1985), 58 A.R. 108 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 24].

R. v. Hanes (1988), 4 W.C.B.(2d) 51 (Ont. Dist. Ct.), refd to. [para. 25].

R. v. Zelensky, [1978] S.C.R. 940; 21 N.R. 372, refd to. [para. 30].

R. v. W.B.S.; R. v. M.P. (1992), 127 A.R. 65; 20 W.A.C. 65 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. Bell (1992), 125 A.R. 228; 14 W.A.C. 228 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Durocher (R.W.) (1992), 131 A.R. 239; 25 W.A.C. 239 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Ghislieri (1980), 25 A.R. 465 (C.A.), refd to. [Appendix].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sect. 249(1)(a) [para. 1]; sect. 259(2) [para. 45]; sect. 430(2) [para. 1]; sect. 737 [para. 43]; sect. 740 [para. 44].

Counsel:

R. Synenko, for the Crown;

N.T. Ryan, for the accused.

This case was heard before Cioni, P.C.J., of the Alberta Provincial Court, who delivered the following judgment on May 12, 1993.

To continue reading

Request your trial
3 practice notes
  • R. v. Ferguson (T.J.), 2005 ABQB 156
    • Canada
    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • March 4, 2005
    ...O.J. No. 1666 (Co. Ct.), refd to. [para. 5]. R. v. Beaulieu, [1988] O.J. No. 964 (Dist. Ct.), refd to. [para. 5]. R. v. Theodore (E.) (1993), 139 A.R. 234 (Prov. Ct.), affd. (1993), 145 A.R. 276; 55 W.A.C. 276 (C.A.), refd to. [para. Quinn v. Leathem, [1901] A.C. 495; [1901] All E.R. Rep. 1......
  • R. v. Robertson (H.M.), (2006) 394 A.R. 383 (PC)
    • Canada
    • Provincial Court of Alberta (Canada)
    • March 10, 2006
    ...v. Jolley, [1993] O.J. No. 3483 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 48]. R. v. Theodore (E.) (1993), 145 A.R. 276; 55 W.A.C. 276 (C.A.), affing. (1993), 139 A.R. 234 (Q.B.), refd to. [para. R. v. Kerswell (B.) (1993), 141 A.R. 349; 46 W.A.C. 349 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 50]. R. v. Lavallee, [1990] 1 S.C......
  • R. v. Theodore (E.), (1993) 145 A.R. 276 (CA)
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • November 9, 1993
    ...endangering life contrary to ss. 249(1)(a) and 430(2) of the Criminal Code. The Alberta Provincial Court, in a decision reported at 139 A.R. 234, sentenced the accused to imprisonment for two years less a day for dangerous driving, one year (concurrent) for mischief, one year's probation an......
3 cases
  • R. v. Theodore (E.), (1993) 145 A.R. 276 (CA)
    • Canada
    • Alberta Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • November 9, 1993
    ...endangering life contrary to ss. 249(1)(a) and 430(2) of the Criminal Code. The Alberta Provincial Court, in a decision reported at 139 A.R. 234, sentenced the accused to imprisonment for two years less a day for dangerous driving, one year (concurrent) for mischief, one year's probation an......
  • R. v. Ferguson (T.J.), 2005 ABQB 156
    • Canada
    • Alberta Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • March 4, 2005
    ...O.J. No. 1666 (Co. Ct.), refd to. [para. 5]. R. v. Beaulieu, [1988] O.J. No. 964 (Dist. Ct.), refd to. [para. 5]. R. v. Theodore (E.) (1993), 139 A.R. 234 (Prov. Ct.), affd. (1993), 145 A.R. 276; 55 W.A.C. 276 (C.A.), refd to. [para. Quinn v. Leathem, [1901] A.C. 495; [1901] All E.R. Rep. 1......
  • R. v. Robertson (H.M.), (2006) 394 A.R. 383 (PC)
    • Canada
    • Alberta Provincial Court of Alberta (Canada)
    • March 10, 2006
    ...v. Jolley, [1993] O.J. No. 3483 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 48]. R. v. Theodore (E.) (1993), 145 A.R. 276; 55 W.A.C. 276 (C.A.), affing. (1993), 139 A.R. 234 (Q.B.), refd to. [para. R. v. Kerswell (B.) (1993), 141 A.R. 349; 46 W.A.C. 349 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 50]. R. v. Lavallee, [1990] 1 S.C......

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT