March 07, 2014 - 5:46 PM
KELOWNA – The 20-year-old Kelowna man convicted of breaking into a Black Mountain home and lighting a car on fire while high on mushrooms in 2012 was sentenced today to one year behind bars.
Brandon Seberras-Pick, who was 18 at the time of the offences, was handed the sentence Friday afternoon in Kelowna Provincial Court.
Judge Jane Cartwright said the sentence was appropriate given the seriousness of the offences.
The crimes, she said, “cannot be classified as a prank,” as Seberras-Pick's lawyer contended.
Seberras-Pick was arrested Feb. 16, 2012, after a drug-induced crime spree that involved putting a burning lighter near the gas tank of a car and breaking into a home to steal frozen food and a waffle iron.
Seberras-Pick was also accused of attempting to set light the plastic siding of a house that same night but was found not guilty on those allegations in November.
“His memory is foggy,” Cartwright said during her ruling. “The evidence does not prove (Seberras-Pick) set that fire.”
Following the year in jail, Seberras-Pick will also be on probation for one year. He is forbidden from taking alcohol and drugs, visiting the Black Mountain area and from possessing incendiary devices such as lighters and matches. He was given credit for 14 days of time already served.
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