Crown seeking up to three years for downtown CTrain station attack on complete stranger

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A short time later, while the four men continued to walk on the platform, Paquette shouldered his victim into some scaffolding, knocked him to the ground and then stomped on his head, knocking him out.

Paquette also pleaded guilty to domestic-related charges in which he choked his then-girlfriend to the point she couldn’t breathe during a Feb. 26, 2019, incident.

The woman was so traumatized she was shaking violently as she attended the sentencing hearing briefly to read in a victim impact statement.

Dhalla said Stirling should sentence Paquette to an extra six months for those offences, which included assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats.

But defence lawyer Shaun Leochko said his client has spent enough time behind bars.

Leochko said the nearly 13 months Paquette has already served, which would equate to a 19 1/2 month sentence, followed by probation would be punishment enough.

The lawyer said Paquette had a difficult upbringing which led to serious substance abuse.

A date for Stirling’s decision will be set next week.

KMartin@postmedia.com

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