Calling their actions ‘cowardly,’ a provincial court judge in Vancouver has put three more Stanley Cup rioters behind bars.
Provincial Court Judge Greg Rideout sentenced the young men in order.. leaving the worst offender Michael MacDonald for last.
They were all either 19 or 20 years old when they took part in the swarming attack of Robert MacKay in a group of up to 15.
Carlos Barahona-Villeda has been sentenced to six months, David Leonati could spend up to seven months behind bars and Michael MacDonald will serve as much as nine months.
Rideout says MacDonald’s actions were the most ‘egregious’ because he delivered 12 blows to the victim… that were ‘precise, powerful and designed to cause harm.’
He’s the only one with a criminal record as an adult… and violated his parole for an aggravated assault committed in 2010.
Before the men were led away in handcuffs, the judge said, ‘Gentlemen, this is a sad day.’
Prosecutors were seeking up to 15 months and defence lawyers were hoping for conditional sentences of 60 to 90 days.