A Calgary judge expressed optimism Friday that a convicted offender with a long criminal history can turn his life around despite the fact he slit a friend’s throat.
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Earl Wilson said Terrance Knapaysweet should use his time in a federal penitentiary to do just that. “You’re getting too old for this, you’ve got to help yourself,” Wilson told Knapaysweet, shortly before accepting a Crown and defence joint submission for a three-year prison term on a charge of aggravated assault.
Knapaysweet pleaded guilty last November to a reduced charge of aggravated assault in a Sept. 26, 2016, attack on Eugene Linklater. He had been charged with attempted murder.