Canadian woman recieves "conditional sentence" for killing lover
A woman who killed her cheating lover with a knife wound to the groin was sentenced yesterday to house arrest.
Teresa Senner, 43, convicted of manslaughter in the death of Vanderhoof school principal Norman Wicks, 50, was given a conditional sentence of two years less a day by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett in Prince George.
Conservative MP Vic Toews, the federal justice critic, immediately demanded an end to conditional sentences for violent crimes.
"One of the things I have to do is talk with my colleagues in the Opposition parties and say, 'Look, do you agree that someone committing an act of manslaughter should be eligible for house arrest?' " Toews said.
"Imagine the outcry if it had been a man who had stabbed this woman to death because the woman had been unfaithful. We wouldn't accept that.
The sentence means Senner can live in the community under a curfew. She was also prohibited from using the Internet and e-mail during her sentence.
Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight