“NO PENALTY FOR ARMED ROBBERS IN 2006 BAYHAM CRIME???”
(Aylmer News has issued a number of inquiries in the past month attempting to find out the penalty for the two men who admitted to the armed home invasion in northwest Bayham in November 2006. Joseph Webber, who was jailed for 7 years initially for the offence, was acquitted by the Ontario Court of Appeal in January, after he had served less than two years, when two others admitted to the crime in June, 2008)
Brantford – A Brant County Criminal Court official reported this week that there was no record that either of the two men who admitted to the armed Bayham home invasion in 2006 received any penalty for this incident. AylmerNews in the past six weeks was told by Elgin OPP, St.Thomas Criminal Court, the Elgin Crown Attorney, and OPP Western headquarters that they had no information on the court cases of Justin Parry of Norwich and Mansa Fraser of Hamilton who committed the break-in, the hold-up of the family with a gun , and the theft of money.
Eventually it was suggested that Brant County Court may have information on the case. Apparently the Bayham crime became part of a package of charges levied against Parry, who was already serving time for several robberies, in an August 2008 court appearance. Parry then received an additional 22 years for 25 home invasions committed over a six-year period, many in Brant County- but the Bayham offence was not listed. Fraser also was not penalized at this time for what happened in Bayham . The Brant Crown Attorneys office has offered no response to this matter when contacted several times in the past week.
–(Schools March Break begins Monday)
UPDATE: CANADA DEFEATS NORWAY 8-4 IN JR MENS CURLING TIEBREAKER TODAY; ADVANCE TO PLAYOFFS TOMORROW
WORLD JR MENS CURLING (Craig VanYmeren in Switzerland):
-Thursday – Canada 4 Russia 3; Scotland 4 Canada 2 (End of schedule: Canada W6 L3)
-Today = Canada vs. Norway for fourth playoff spot (Canada defeated Norway earlier)
OMHA ATOM FINALS THURSDAY:
Mitchell 4 Aylmer 2 (Game 2 in Mitchell Saturday; game 3 in Aylmer Sunday)
OMHA MIDGET FINALS:
Aylmer at Kincardine Saturday; Aylmer hosts game two Sunday at 6:45