Mr. Boyes broke into the residence of Ms. Chellew and her husband, threatening them, doing damage to their vehicle and killing their pet bird. Mr. Boyes acknowledged that he had anger issues relating to his alcohol consumption. The Crown sought a nine month jail sentence for animal cruelty, a six month jail sentence for the wilful damage, and a one year jail sentence for the threat. The defence suggested house arrest. The Court sentenced Mr. Boyes to nine months in jail for the threat, six months for the animal cruelty, and six months for the wilful damage to be served concurrently. Among other conditions, the Court banned the defendant possessing any animals for a ten year period.
Source: Case Law
Jurisdiction: British Columbia