An Edmonton man whose SUV hit a restaurant patio in Terwilligar in 2013, killing a little boy is appealing his sentence to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Richard Suter was sentenced to four months and then an Alberta Court of Appeal judged increased Suter’s sentence to 26 months. He also lost his driver’s license for 30 months, which was in the original sentence.
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 at a later date.
No date has been set for the SCoC appeal. (bw)