Machete-Weilding Accused Discharged


CC: s.264.1(1)(a) – Uttering threats, s.267(a) – Assault with a Weapon, s.88(1) – Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose


As a result of an argument with his brother, my client threatened to burn down his house while he and his family were inside. The argument ensued with my client raising a machete over his head and threatening to hack up his brother with it. He also threatened his sister-in-law over the telephone by saying that he would kill her. He had a lengthy and related criminal record.


He pleaded guilty only to the uttering threats charge and received a conditional discharge. The other charges were withdrawn. No criminal convictions.