- 26-year-old Benjamin Mix has been claimed guilty of theft brutality.
- On Friday, CCTV camera footage was played for the court at a sentencing hearing in Charlottetown.
Man attacked two teenage girls:
A man who assaulted two teenage girls in front of the Charlottetown Walmart while he was high on narcotics is now waiting to know how much time he’ll spend in jail.
Benjamin Mix, 26, pleaded condemnable to theft with violence after mugging the two girls on a broad day previous April.
On Friday, CCTV camera footage was played for the court at a sentencing hearing in Charlottetown.
The video revealed a man jumping the girls from the back while strolling on the sidewalk in front of the structure. One of the girls fell during the skirmish, and the other escaped.
Eyewitnesses later came to aid the girls, including two people who faced the attacker. Mix then ran.
Attack stood ‘opportunistic,’ crown prosecutor states
The victims and their households were not in court Friday. But the girls, who are 13 and 14, did submit hit statements saying they had worried they would be abducted or raped.
Crown prosecutor Chad McQuaid called for a punishment of 18 months to two years of imprisonment, saying the attack stood “opportunistic” and “unprovoked.” Mix’s defense
the attorney called for six months in jail.
Mix told the court he’s been off narcotics and in treatment since he was arrested. He also apologized to the targets and asked for their forgiveness.
The man has no previous criminal record. He has spent months in pre-trial custody and living under rigorous bail conditions at his parents’ house. Chief Justice Tracey Clements will give the sentence on April 14.
Source – cbc.ca