Manslaughter convict waits for sentence
Gerald Camelon, now 40, convicted in death of Shawn Ayotte, 40, in Nov. 2008 bar incident
A 40-year-old eastern Ontario man convicted of manslaughter in a 2008 bar fight death continues to wait for his sentence 18 months after the conviction.
Gerald Camelon, now 40, was found guilty on St. Patrick's Day 2011 of manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Shawn Ayotte.
As video from the bar confirmed, Camelon tackled Ayotte after a confrontation outside a Carleton Place, Ont., bar on Nov. 7, 2008. Ayotte's head bounced off the patio ground and he died four days later in hospital.
Camelon was found guilty after a short trial in late 2010.
Delays in the sentencing process have been "terrifying, extremely disturbing," according to Camelon, who now lives under a 11 p.m. curfew after a period of time under house arrest. He said he has spent about $90,000 in legal fees and does not know when his last day out will be.
The victim's father, Maurice Ayotte, said he still hopes Camelon "gets what is coming to him" and he worries the judge will only issue a "hand slap" because the wait has been agonizing.
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