Louie, 50, has represented himself in court, and verbally sparred with Judge Arne Silverman stating that the court had “no jurisdiction” over him, due to his First Nation not having a treaty with the Crown.
He spoke for 40 minutes Monday on the topic, despite Silverman explaining he had already decided the argument was invalid. “He’s wasted a lot of court time,” Silverman said.
The judge said the crime was clearly premeditated. He was sentenced to three years for each of three counts and one each for two counts is to be served concurrently. Time and a half credit was given for the 412 days he has already served.
“If Senk’lip were a non-Indigenous person and all the other circumstances were the same, he would be serving a four year sentence in prison,” Silverman said.
Louie, from Oliver, will be in jail for just shy of 17 more months, at which time he will be released with a lifelong ban of possessing a restricted firearm, and a 10-year ban on possession of non-restricted weapons.
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