Defence wants four years (12 – 8)?

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Malcolm Kempt, Eric Dejaeger‘s lawyers, has apparently asked for 12 years minus 2:1 for time served.  That would mean four additional years.  But he then took a  break to do a line by line assessment of Crown’s recommendations for each of the 32 charges.  Court was supposed to resume at 3 pm, but it’s now 3:25 and I see no sign that things have started up again.  You can follow CBC’s Peter Worden’s live blog here.

Here is the news from the afternoon feed to date:

2:21 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
Court has now adjourned until 3, while defence does a line-by-line assessment of the 32 charges to match Crown’s recommendations #dejaeger
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2:07 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
“Sentencing isn’t a formula,” says Kempt, repeating the need for similar sentences for similar crimes. #dejaeger

1:54 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
With serious health issues, dying in custody is a “very real fear” for #dejaeger says Kempt

1:51 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
According to defence, #dejaeger has received several letters of support from people in his home country written in Flemish

1:50 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
… Kempt argues far worse sex offenders have received lighter sentences than what Crown has asked for. #dejaeger

1:44 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
Defence says comparing #dejaeger to horrific and depraved acts of worst-case sex offenders are vastly different and unfair to his client.

1:38 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
Defence says Crown suggestion of 25 yrs is “excessive” and “heavy-handed.” Counters w/ 12 yrs minus 2:1 for time served #dejaeger

1:32 PMTwitter
Peter Worden
@wordenCBC
Court has resumed. Defence lawyer Malcolm Kempt has the last word in sentencing hear

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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2 Responses to Defence wants four years (12 – 8)?

  1. northern fancy says:

    Dejaeger fears dying while incarcerated. This is the first emotion we have heard from him yet.

  2. JG says:

    Northern Fancy,
    No fear. In my opinion he has been dead for a very long time…

    Thoughts with all the survivors and well done on a painful journey. Regardless of the outcome, heads held up high! You are the reasons we can still call ourselves “human beings”.
    He is “something” else from the darkness and returning to a dark cell, even when he is let out…
    jg

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