Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Calgary panhandler sentenced to three years for delivering fatal punch


The panhandler who delivered a fatal punch to a man who refused to give him fifty cents back in July has been handed a three year jail sentence.Donald Foran was walking in the 4700 Block of 16th Avenue N.W, with his hands full of groceries, when Christopher Guthrie asked him for change.Foran refused, an agrument ensued, and Guthrie then punched him in the face, knocking him to the concrete.Foran died from brain hemorrhaging in hospital nine days later.His brother Bruce says the sentence is much too light.The judge accepted the crown's application that Guthrie must serve at least half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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