An Edmonton man may be sentenced Monday after kidnapping a man and cutting off his thumb early last year.
Steven Gordon Vollrath was found guilty in June of kidnapping, aggravated assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, and impersonating a police officer.
His charges stem from an event January 22, 2015. The victim, Richard Suter, answered the door late at night and was taken by three men claiming to be police officers. The group put Suter in truck and drove for about 15 minutes. They stopped, made him kneel in the snow, and proceeded to cut off his thumb.
The Crown is looking for a sentence of 15 years, the defense is asking for five to eight years.
At the time of the 2015 attack Suter was awaiting trial on charges after his SUV crashed onto a restaurant patio, killing Geo Mounsef. He later pleaded guilty to refusing to provide a breath sample and has served his four month sentence. (kb)