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Brutal beating over bunk bed
Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | DEAN PRITCHARD

Posted on 02/02/2014 11:20:46 AM PST by rickmichaels

A good night's sleep came at a high cost for two-by-four-wielding thug Curtis Severeight.

Severeight was sentenced to two years in jail Friday for beating a man and woman who laid claim to his bunk bed. "We are talking about a dispute over who gets to sleep in a bunk bed ... a case of abhorrent violence committed over a trivial thing," Crown attorney Mitchell Lavitt told Judge Dale Schille.

Severeight, 20, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Severeight was sleeping in a top bunk bed at a Redwood Avenue home last July when he was awakened by a woman who said the bed was hers. Court heard the woman and her male partner lived on the street but frequently stayed at the home.

Severeight "was not pleased about the situation and armed himself with a two-to-three foot long two-by-four and then struck her," Lavitt said.

The woman fled the room and returned a short time later with her partner. An argument ensued and Severeight beat the man to the floor with the two-by-four, breaking both his arms.

"In the midst of the assault, Mr. Severeight stopped striking (the victim) and basically made him an offer that if he kissed his shoes he would end the assault," Lavitt said.

The man complied, only to be assaulted again.

The victims fled the home and were treated in hospital for their injuries.

Defence lawyer Jody Ostapiw argued the attack was less serious than other aggravated assaults involving knives where the difference of an inch can mean a manslaughter charge. "At the end of the day, it's a few broken bones," she said.

Severeight's sentence is on top of 197 days already served and is to be followed by three years supervised probation.


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1 posted on 02/02/2014 11:20:46 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

He’ll probably be out in less than a year with a longer piece of two by four.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 11:23:58 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: rickmichaels

So...who owned the house? This story is short on basic facts and info.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 11:24:07 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: rickmichaels

This must be at some homeless shelter with absolutely no supervision. What a cruel individual. My guess they were all wasted on something,, maybe Meth. or liquor. He delights in cruelty; having the presence of mind to break both a man’s arms, then lie to him about not fighting anymore.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 11:28:29 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Probably a seedy flophouse. This happened in Winnipeg, a true sh*thole if ever there was one. If you were going to give Canada an enema, you’d stick the hose right in the middle of this wretched Detroit-of-the-North.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 11:30:01 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels
Severeight was sleeping in a top bunk

This is just stupid.

Everyone knows you fight for the BOTTOM bunk.

6 posted on 02/02/2014 11:35:28 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: rickmichaels
Two years for an aggravated assault in which two different people were assaulted and one of the victims had both arms broken? Sounds pretty lenient to me. I'm guessing perp had no priors (although that seems hard to believe) claimed diminished capacity because he was on some substance at the time and/or ... Canada.
7 posted on 02/02/2014 11:46:19 AM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: rickmichaels

Remember, children, you, too, can end up in jail for “attacking” home invaders trying to steal your warm, comfy bed because YOU forgot to lock your door!


8 posted on 02/02/2014 1:09:47 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Those wacky canucks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsgVspgy184


9 posted on 02/02/2014 1:32:18 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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