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UPDATE: Penticton man gets free night's stay behind bars

A convicted Penticton man will spend the night behind bars before he's even sentenced.
February 20, 2014 - 8:48 AM

PENTICTON - A Penticton man with nowhere else to go remains in custody until a new sentencing date is scheduled. Clad in the red uniform of Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, Mark Henry Snowden appeared before a Penticton courtroom via video conferences again today.

Convicted of possession and importation of child pornography, Snowden was originally due to be sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Penticton Provincial Court. Justice of the Peace, M. Warwick addressed the case’s rescheduling needs by sending the case information to the judicial case matters office for council to fix a date for Snowden’s sentencing.

Snowden voluntarily surrendered himself into custody yesterday since he knew he was going to jail. His actions made sense under the circumstances, said James Pennington, Snowden’s lawyer.

The time Snowden spends in jail before his sentencing will be deducted from his official sentence.

To contact the reporter for this story, e-mail Meaghan Archer at, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @meaghanarcher.

--This story was edited at 12:03 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 to include second hearing date.

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