Longer jail sentence for Manitoba man convicted in mom’s demise

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man who left his mom on a ground for weeks till she died has been ordered to spend extra time behind bars.
The Manitoba Courtroom of Attraction overturned a 90-day jail sentence given to Ronald Siwicki and changed it with a two-year time period minus three months credit score for time served.
Siwicki’s 89-year-old mom, Elizabeth Siwicki, suffered from dementia and fell out of her mattress in 2014.
Courtroom was informed the senior was unable to rise up however didn’t need medical consideration and needed to die in her residence.
Ronald Siwicki offered his mom with dietary drinks and water however by no means known as for assist, and she or he died greater than three weeks later from mattress sores so extreme they went all the way down to her bones and turned septic.
In a cut up resolution, the Courtroom of Attraction dominated the trial decide imposed a sentence that didn’t replicate the severity of the crime.
“The sentencing decide erred by specializing in the non-public circumstances of the accused, when deterrence and denunciation have been the first sentencing rules, and by imposing a sentence that’s not proportionate to the gravity of the offence and the diploma of accountability of the accused,” Justice Janice leMaistre wrote on behalf of the bulk.
“The accused had an intensive community of buddies, in addition to his nephew, who provided him assist after his mom’s demise. But he didn’t ask for assist from anybody whereas she was nonetheless alive.”
Justice Michel Monnin had a dissenting opinion.
“It’s clear that the accused was misguided within the dealing with of the state of affairs earlier than him however, for my part, the sentencing decide accepted the truth that though the accused’s response was not an acceptable one, it was not one of many excessive blameworthiness because the Crown alleges, because of the nature of the connection that existed between mom and son,” Monnin wrote.
Siwicki, 67, pleaded responsible to at least one depend of legal negligence inflicting demise.
Courtroom heard how he and his mom had a detailed, nearly unhealthy relationship. She informed him how he ought to spend his time and with whom.
Siwicki informed his sentencing listening to that he had stayed near his mom since delivery, wasn’t allowed to go away city and his mom discouraged romantic relationships.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 18, 2019.

Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press