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Woman who beat, robbed mentally disabled man to spend next two years behind bars

June 16, 2016 - 12:18 PM

KAMLOOPS - A woman who beat and robbed a mentally disable man, before breaking into a pair of Kamloops homes, will spend another two years in jail.

Judge Dev Dley sentenced Sarah Chalifoux-Schneider to three years in jail in Kamloops Supreme Court this morning, June 16, but she will be behind bar for another two years when her time already served in custody is taken into account. She pleaded guilty to seven charges including using an imitation firearm, break and enter and mischief.

Chalifoux-Schneider was arrested after a violent attack against Manny Stewart, 53, in October 2015

On Oct. 15, Chalifoux-Schneider approached Stewart — who suffers from schizophrenia and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder — on his way home from buying his cat a Christmas present. She waved a gun in his face and beat him, robbing him of his glasses before she left.

Court heard during her trial she then made her way to an apartment on Kimberley Avenue where Wayne Lolie and his family were sleeping. Lolie heard someone knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell. He got up and saw a suspect holding a fake gun and demanding money. He told her she had the wrong house, and Chalifoux-Schneider went next door to Ken Swinford's home.

Swinford saw someone holding a gun yelling "you owe me money." He pushed her out the door. Chalifoux-Schneider went outside and began smashing a truck belonging to Lolie's mother-in-law, Drake said. Lolie chased her down the road until police arrived and arrested Chalifoux-Schneider.

In court yesterday, Chalifoux-Schneider turned to Swinford through tears, apologizing for her actions and the pain she has caused the families involved.


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