Father George Smith will be sentenced tomorrow morning (14 March 2013) at the Corner Brook, Newfoundland courthouse (82 Mt. Bernard Ave.)
Thursday, 14 March 2013: 9 am, courtroom #1, Corner Brook courthouse
You will without doubt recall that Smith’s defence lawyer, Tom Williams, has asked for a sentence of seven to nine years, and the Crown, Trina Simms, has asked for a sentence of nine to 13 years. I say without doubt because it truly is remarkable that in Canada both a defence lawyer and a Crown are asking for something significantly beyond the traditional paltry two years, or house arrest.
Let’s pray that justice is done and that a precedent is set. Let’s prays that the days of the “Tut, Tut. Bad boy’ are slowly drawing to a close.
Keep the victims in your prayers tomorrow. If you are within driving distance and can be there to support them by you presence please try to do so. It means a lot. It truly does.
As always, please pass on the news when you can, be it by posting a comment, or sending a link to media coverage.
(I have heard that Tom Williams is a brother to former Premier Danny Williams. Is that fact? Not that it makes any difference one way or the other, but, I am curious.)
Enough for now,