Sentence for assault on elderly woman increased
Sentence goes from 14 to 22 months on appeal
The P.E.I. Court of Appeal has increased a sentence handed down to a Charlottetown man who assaulted a 70-year-old woman twice in her own home.
The first assault happened last August. Joseph Thomas Bolger, 45, pleaded guilty to throwing the woman across the room, chasing her to her car, and throwing a flower pot through her car window.
While he was waiting to be sentenced, Bolger assaulted the woman a second time in October. He pushed her down and started to beat her with his hands. He was pulled off by police.
In a written decision, Chief Justice David Jenkins found the sentence wasn't enough to denounce the crimes, and deter others.
He increased the jail time from 14 to 22 months.