Shooter gets lighter sentence on appeal

St.maarten – The Common Court of Justice mitigated the sentence Hosea Diane Sablon received in the Court in First Instance for firing shot with a hunting rifle at his neighbor twice on December 13 of last year. The Appeals Court sentenced Sablon to a wholly conditional prison sentence of 18 months, 2 years of probation and 240 hours of community service. The lower court had sentenced Sablon in March to 36 months, with 18 months suspended and 2 years of probation.

On December 13, 2015, Sablon fired two shots at his neighbor Kenneth Parsaud after the victim had provoked him by throwing a stone in his direction.

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