Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Supreme Court Will Be Asked to Hear Appeal from Man Who Crashed into Patio

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Supreme Court Will Be Asked to Hear Appeal from Man Who Crashed into Patio

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Supreme Court will be asked to hear appeal

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EDMONTON - A man who crashed his SUV onto an Edmonton restaurant patio, killing a young boy, is appealling his sentence to the Supreme Court.

Richard Suter was originally sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to failing to provide a breath sample when there is a death.

Earlier this year, the Alberta Court of Appeal upped that sentence to 26 months.

The application to have the case heard by the Supreme Court will argue the sentence should be returned to the original four months.

Court heard the 62-year-old retired businessman had been arguing with his wife while parking his SUV in May 2013, and mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake.

Two-year-old Geo Mounsef, who was having dinner with his parents and baby brother, was pinned against a wall and died. …

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