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leonagleant

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #150 on: October 19, 2013, 03:59:52 PM »
No apology, no conscience goes well with no leniency in sentencing, I say.

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #151 on: October 19, 2013, 07:49:43 PM »
Quote from article posted by Concerned:

"If he is labelled a dangerous offender, Paxton could be locked up indefinitely.

Crown lawyer Julie Morgan told court on Tuesday that Paxton fits the criteria for that designation.

The Crown is seeking a 15- to 18-year prison term plus 10 years of community supervision if Martin does not label Paxton a dangerous offender.

Defence lawyer Jim Lutz suggested Paxton can be rehabilitated, and that he should be sentenced to eight years.unquote

Let's just see what Judge Martin is made of.  Will she bite the bullet and give full teeth to the law?

She has been given three options.

1. label him as a dangerous offender = locked up indefinitely?
2. 15 to 18 years plus 10 years under supervision?
3. Or will she go with the last option as put forward by the Defence and  give him eight years?

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #152 on: December 19, 2013, 03:28:47 PM »
JUST IN VIA CBC.  JUDGE RULED DUSTIN PAXTON A DANGEROUS OFFENDER.

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #153 on: December 20, 2013, 09:34:51 PM »
Doesn't he still have to be sentenced to serve a certain period of time? and then reviewed?  Not sure how that works.

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #154 on: December 21, 2013, 09:57:39 AM »
The victim's family is seeking to have the definition of torture expanded under the Criminal Code.

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Victim wants torture definition expanded

Paxton was convicted last year in a Calgary courtroom of aggravated and sexual assault. A judge is expected to rule next month on whether Paxton should be declared a dangerous offender.

The man's family believe the man was tortured, a crime Paxton could not have been charged with under the Criminal Code. Only government officials like police and military officers can be charged with torture.

But the man and his mother are seeking to have the federal government recognize non-state torture as a separate crime.

"Aggravated assault is not enough. What happened to my son was torture," his mother said. "It was sustained. It was over a long period of time and it was ritualized."
Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/dustin-paxton-s-victim-says-brain-damage-kept-him-from-fleeing-1.2437472

If you recall the victim - name being protected - was physically and sexually abused and starved for over 18 months by Dustin Paxton (just think some individuals are tortured for years and decades).

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Source:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/dustin-paxton-s-victim-says-brain-damage-kept-him-from-fleeing-1.2437472


The news story on the recent events:

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The victim and his family want the definition of torture expanded. Right now it only applies to government officers, like police and military.

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #155 on: July 03, 2014, 08:08:59 PM »
Kudos to Justice Sheilah Martin. I hope the victims can now move on with their lives, and that they can fully recuperate.

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Dustin Paxton guilty of aggravated and sexual assault
Calgary judge says Paxton treated former roommate as servant and 'whipping post'
CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2012 4:50 AM MT Last Updated: Feb 06, 2012 11:50 PM MT

Dustin Paxton has been found guilty in a Calgary courtroom of aggravated and sexual assault against his former business partner and roommate, who was dropped off at a Regina hospital almost two years ago, disfigured and emaciated.

But Justice Sheilah Martin found Paxton not guilty of unlawful confinement. His date for sentencing will be set on Feb. 17.

The judge convicted Paxton on four "pillars" of evidence: medical reports, the victim's testimony, Paxton's interview with police and testimony from more than 40 witnesses.

Martin said Monday there was overwhelming evidence87 pounds, suffering from numerous broken bones and a mutilated face.

While discussing the unlawful confinement charge against Paxton, Martin said she accepts that

Martin said while there were no witnesses or medical evidence that could corroborate sexual assault, she believed the victim's testimony that he did not consent to the sexual acts.


She said Paxton consistently assumed, pressured and pushed for sex acts and the victim did anything to avoid being beaten on a daily basis. The victim said he didn't leave because he didn't want to be seen as a "sissy."

Guilty on other charges

Paxton was also found guilty of assault with a weapon and uttering threats against his former roommate Abraham Chutta.

Chutta alleged Paxton beat him with a dog leash and baton.

"Reasons would get smaller, the arguments would get bigger," Chutta testified. "The slaps started turning into punches."

In total, 32-year-old Paxton faced five charges from two victims denied the application to have the proceedings against Paxton stayed Monday.

As the nine-week trial wrapped up on Dec. 2, 2011, the defence team asked the judge for a stay of proceedings, arguing that Paxton did not get a fair trial.


Dustin Paxton has been found guilty of aggravated assault against his former roommate and business partner. (Courtesy Sharon Sargent )

The defence claimed Paxton's charter rights were violated because of allegedly late disclosure of evidence and the handling of Crown witness Robert Cannon, but the judge disagreed. Martin also said it is "regrettable" that the allegations of Cannon being coached when he took the witness box were not brought to the attention of the court at the time, but in a stay of proceedings application after the trial wrapped.

Martin said she would not give any weight to Cannon's controversial testimony the DVD of Paxton being interrogated by police after his arrest will be released to the media.

Lawyers for CBC News applied for access to the DVD, which shows Paxton being interviewed for hours in Edmonton, where he was arrested, by detectives from Calgary in August 2010.

The trial was supposed to run for five weeks, but ended up lasting more than four months.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/dustin-paxton-guilty-of-aggravated-and-sexual-assault-1.1188180

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #156 on: October 09, 2014, 04:55:49 PM »
Dustin Paxton Appeals Conviction And Sentence
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Posted: 01/02/2014 3:02 pm EST Updated: 03/04/2014 5:59 am EST

A Calgary man who was declared a dangerous offender for torturing his roommate and business partner is appealing his conviction and sentence.

Dustin Paxton was sentenced to an indeterminate prison sentence in December after he was found guilty of aggravated and sexual assault in 2012.

Paxton cites 27 grounds for appeal in a hand-written, two-page document.

He says Justice Sheilah Martin demonstrated bias throughout the trial and his charter rights were violated because expert testimony that described the victim's testimony as unreliable was excluded.

The 33-year-old also says the judge demonstrated a "complete misunderstanding" of the test that's used to determine if a person is a dangerous offender.

Paxton's former roommate and business partner suffered almost daily beatings over an 18-month period before he was dropped off in critical condition at a hospital in Regina.

The man was disfigured and has permanent brain damage.

Paxton indicated if a new trial is ordered he would like to be tried by judge and jury.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/02/dustin-paxton-appeals-conviction_n_4533674.html

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #157 on: October 16, 2016, 09:36:36 AM »
Dustin Paxton's attorney's appeal conviction on basis that his charter rights were violated and errors they say were made by the trial judge. He is also appealing his dangerous offender designation and indeterminate sentence. If you recall he was the guy who dropped off his roommate, the victim, at a hospital. The victim weighed 87 pounds, was disfigured, has permanent brain injury/damage and was tortured over an 18 month period.

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Source:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/dustin-paxton-torture-appeal-conviction-1.3801491

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #158 on: April 27, 2018, 11:59:21 AM »
Supreme Court of Canada denied Dustin Paxton bid to appeal conviction for torturing his roommate.

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Roommate torturer Dustin Paxton denied bid to appeal conviction to Supreme Court

Source:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/dustin-paxton-supreme-court-appeal-denied-roommate-torturer-calgary-1.4130893

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Re: Dustin Paxton torture case
« Reply #159 on: April 28, 2018, 01:36:35 AM »
Good, glad he was denied.