Stadnyk to be sentenced Friday

Justin Crann
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Brandon Stadnyk will wait two more days for his sentence.

Brandon Stadnyk, 18, will be sentenced on charges from several separate incidences. Pictured here, Stadnyk is being transported by police and EMS following a stabbing in Nov. 2013.

Stadynk, 18, pleaded guilty to charges including assault with a weapon, theft under $5,000, possession of a stolen firearm, and mischief.

The charges stem from several separate incidences, among them a stabbing on the zero block of Ross Street West in November.

Though there were no serious injuries in the stabbing incident, Crown prosecutor Rob Parker said it is still a serious offence.

Parker is pushing for a six month jail term, while Merv Shaw, Stadnyk's legal counsel, is advocating for a longer, but conditional sentence.

Shaw said the incident is one of the consequences of a history of issues in Stadnyk's life.

"He's not a blank canvass. He's a pothole. There's work to be done here," Shaw told the court on Wednesday. "To be honest ... I don't have any faith in the correctional system being able to do anything in six months."

Judge Douglas Kovatch heard the details of the case, but has opted to make his judgment on Friday morning. Stadnyk is remanded in custody pending that judgment.

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