Another year has been added to a Regina man’s sentence after he invaded a home in December 2011.
In January, Nicholas Foster, now 28, was sentenced to two years, less a day, for breaking into a home and assaulting a man, and using an imitation firearm – a pellet gun – to do it.
Court documents show Foster and the other three broke into the victim’s home over a dispute about a TV. The assault was recorded on a 911 call and lasted up to four minutes. Foster admitted to using the pellet gun in the assault, and putting it in the victim’s mouth more than once, knocking out several of his teeth.
The two other men also pleaded guilty to their charges and were sentenced to 11 months for one man, and 10 months for the other.
The Crown appealed the sentenced of all three. Foster’s was the only one allowed by the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan.
After looking over the case, the panel at the Court of Appeal added a year to Foster’s because, according to the decision documents, the original sentence “understates the significant gravity of his offence and his moral culpability for it”.