A 21 year old man has been sentenced to what amounts to six years and four months after pleading guilty in a Regina courtroom to a charge of manslaughter.
Austin Terry had originally been charged with the 2nd degree murder of 65 year old David Phillips last July, but court heard his “diminished capacity” was sufficient enough to reduce the charge.
Phillips was killed as he tried to cross Saskatchewan Drive at Halifax Street. While eastbound traffic stopped for Phillips, a westbound SUV did not striking the senior who died in hospital shortly after arriving from injuries sustained.
The Crown Prosecutor had indicated Terry had time to stop his SUV, hit the brakes or swerve around him, but did not.
Court also heard Terry was delusional and high on marijuana at the time,