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Mother of slain Jordan Thomas pans 7-year sentence as 'not enough' for man who killed son

Provincial court Judge Lee Ann Martin sentenced the man, who was 17 at the time of the attack, to a maximum youth term of seven years for second-degree murder in Jordan's death, and three years for attempting to murder his older brother, 21-year-old Brandon Thomas.

The sentence length, as well as an intensive rehabilitative custody and supervision order, were jointly requested by Crown attorney Lisa Carson and defence lawyer Scott Newman. He will serve the first four in custody and the final three under supervised conditions.

Newman and Carson agreed to the terms, in part, based on the accused's troubled upbringing. He lives with post-traumatic stress disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome and addictions issues; alcohol and drug use was normalized in his home growing up; and he did not entirely comprehend his actions the day he killed Jordan and has shown remorse, court heard.


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