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Stanley Cup rioter tells court he 'feels terrible' for his actions

Robert Snelgrove, 25, is seen going through security at British Columbia provincial court in Vancouver, Monday, July 9, 2012. Snelgrove, who took part in the Vancouver Stanley Cup hockey riots, submitted an apology letter to court for his actions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER - A 25-year-old B.C. man says he's not making any excuses for his participation in last year's Stanley Cup hockey riot.

Robert Snelgrove submitted an apology letter to B.C. provincial court, but decided against reading it to reporters despite several requests through his lawyer.

Chandra Corriveau says her client has been through a lot during the past year and is repentant for his actions, and now wants to move forward.

Snelgrove made three apologies through the media shortly after turning himself into police for his part in the June 2011 riot where he stole cosmetics from a Vancouver department store.

In his letter, Snelgrove says he never wanted to do anything to "bring down" the reputation of the city and feels terrible about his actions.

The man has been sentenced to five months house arrest and 150 hours of community service.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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