An Edmonton man whose SUV hit a restaurant patio in Terwilligar in 2013, killing a little boy has had his sentence increased.
An Alberta Court of Appeal judged has increased Richard Suter’s sentence to 26 months, from the original penalty given of four months. He also loses his driver’s license for 30 months, which was in the original sentence.
It’s uncertain how much time Suter will actually serve behind bars.
It was back in December 2015 when Suter was sentenced for failing to provide a breath sample. In May 2013 Suter was behind the wheel when his SUV smashed into the patio at the former south side Ric’s Grill. Two-year old Geo Mounsef was having dinner with his family when the SUV pinned him against the wall, killing him.
In January 2015 Suter was abducted from his home by three masked men and had his thumb cut off in an apparent revenge attack. Steven Vollrath was found guilty and will be sentenced later this year.
Global News is reporting that Suter’s lawyer, Dino Bottos, could bring the case to the Supreme Court. He has yet to discuss that option with Suter. (With files from Global News, bw)