Penticton man convicted of manslaughter keeps ending up behind bars

A Penticton guilty of a 2008 manslaughter keeps finding himself behind bars, breaching the conditions of his probation for a sixth time.

A Penticton man who plead guilty to a 2008 manslaughter keeps finding himself behind bars, breaching the conditions of his probation for a sixth time.

The man, now 22 years old, cannot be named because he was a minor when convicted of manslaughter that took place on Skaha beach. He appeared at Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday via video from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre stating he does not want to keep having his probation conditions extended and have to live with his mom until he is 30-years-old.

The man was just 16 years old when he stabbed to death Windsor, Ont. resident Peter Deschaine. A group of adults and youths partying at the beach got into a fight during which Deschaine, who had been living at a Penticton campground, was killed while another man received a stab wound to the abdomen. In 2010, the Penticton man qualified for an intensive rehabilitative custody and supervision order. His sentence included two years behind bars and one year under the supervision order, not quite the maximum jail sentence of three years for a youth.

One of the requirements of the man’s probation was to reside with his mother and to abide by a curfew. Since he was released he has breached the conditions six times including the most recent when an RCMP officer recognized him walking with a female after midnight on Nov.1 when he was supposed to be at home. The man ran from RCMP but was eventually arrested and would not tell the Mounties who the female was that he had been walking with.

Crown counsel Vern Frolick said RCMP were told several versions of why he was out past his curfew, including the woman called from a bar because there was some trouble and she needed to be walked home. Frolick said previous psychological reports said the man has the potential to explode violently again.

“He received a phone call that a person in a bar has some trouble … he has to know as these situations come up he has to walk away and say he can’t get involved,” said Frolick.

Judge Meg Shaw said it was his, “lucky day,” and she was not going to extended his curfew. Rather he will have to spend another 35 days behind bars and will have to continue on his original 24-hour lockdown curfew handed down by another judge once he is released until his probation conditions end on July 11, 2014.

Just Posted

Vees rout Smoke Eaters 5-2

Penticton is up 2-0 in best-of-seven playoff series

Old timbers grace new Timmy’s

The newest Tim Hortons just outside of Oliver was officially opened Saturday

Penticton Bantam Elks hockey win league title

The Penticton bantam Rec 1 BPO Elks team won the South Central Bantam Recreation Championship

Strong showing for local gymnasts

Local competitors do well in provincials

Okanagan-Similkameen region’s natural beauty subject of photo contest

The South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club invites regional amateur photographers to submit their photos

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

Inspections, training needed to prevent repeat of Fernie ammonia leak across B.C.

Ammonia is inherently dangerous and should be not used in skating and curling rinks, says one expert

RCMP move to arrest pipeline protesters at entrance to Trans Mountain work site

28 demonstrators began blocking the entrance to Kinder Morgan’s work site at about 10 a.m. Saturday

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Canucks snap scoreless streak but fall short in 5-3 loss to Sharks

Swiss forward Timo Meier nets two, including the game-winner, to lead San Jose

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Most Read