13-year sentence for campaign of attacks

The Langley man targeted people linked to the Justice Institute.

  • Jul. 27, 2016 8:00 a.m.

A man who targeted 15 families with firebombings and shootings because he thought they had links to a training centre for emergency responders in British Columbia has been sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison.

Forty-three-year-old Vincent Cheung of Langley pleaded guilty last week to 18 of 23 charges stemming from attacks in 2011 and 2012.

The Crown had asked for a 15-year prison sentence, while Cheung’s lawyer recommended a 10-year-term, saying that his client was a drug addict at the time of the attacks.

At the man’s sentencing hearing, court heard that Cheung either hired associates or may have personally carried out the crimes after tracking down people who parked their vehicle at the Justice Institute of British Columbia in the Vancouver area where police and first responders are trained.

Nine victim impact statements were read out to the court in which people reported emotional trauma, depression and sleep deprivation after their homes or cars were shot at or set on fire.

– files from Canadian Press

 

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