Man threatens to kill partner, kids, dog

This is a very serious offence: Judge

A Stettler man who threatened to kill his estranged partner, their children and dog was given a suspended sentence and two years probation.

Brian Scott Koning, 34, appeared in Stettler provincial court April 12 charged with three counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm.

“This is a very serious offence in context of what is happening in various communities in relation to family violence,” said Judge W. A. Skinner. “The court takes this very seriously.”

Crown prosecutor Blair Brandon told the court that Koning didn’t want anyone else to be with his estranged partner.

“He threatened to kill their children and dog as an alternative,” said the crown. “He said then she would know what it would be like to be completely alone.”

The judge accepted a joint submission from the crown and defence. Koning’s suspended sentence and probation came with conditions including no contact with his estranged partner and their children, a five-year prohibition on owning weapons, submit a DNA sample and not consume alcohol.

Defence lawyer Daniel Wilson told the court that Koning suffers from a serious lung condition and alcoholism.

Judge Skinner said he would “go along with the joint submission but when sentencing added, “Take this seriously Mr. Koning.”

Just Posted

Our Town Stettler

A view from the water tower

Empty vessels make the most noise

Where have all the manners gone?

Stettler provincial court briefs

Full docket with everything from sexual assault and aggravated assault to death threats and theft

Stettler woman faces drug trafficking charges

Trial set in Red Deer Court of Queens Bench

Story of the Year: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Canadians to get low-cost data-only mobile phone plans within 90 days: CRTC

Bell, Rogers and Telus will provide plans as cheap as 250MB for $15

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada today

It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop

The prize was wrong: Man turns down trip to Manitoba

A New Hampshire man won the prize on “The Price is Right”, but turned it down because the taxes were too high

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

Sentence comes from one of the largest deer poaching cases in state history

Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s overhauling the program

Most Read