Accomplice In Beating Of “Wrong Man” Imprisoned

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 13:01



An Aboriginal man has received a 44-month jail sentence for his part in a violent North Battleford home invasion.


During that home invasion, assailants beat up “the wrong man”.


Charles Applegarth was sentenced in North Battleford Provincial Court today.


The home invasion occurred January 27th.


Applegarth was originally charged with break and enter with intent to commit aggravated assault.


A preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin today and run for three days.


But he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge — break and enter with intent to commit assault — so the hearing didn’t go ahead.


At sentencing, the Crown withdrew six other charges, including belonging to a criminal organization.


Judge Lloyd Deshaye went along with a joint submission from defence lawyer Bill Roe and Crown counsel Chris Browne for a sentence of three years and eight months.