Apr 12, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT
The two-year prison sentence Graham James was handed on March 20 for sexually assaulting ex-NHLer Theoren Fleury and former junior player Todd Holt is being appealed by Crown prosecutors in Manitoba, reports CBC.ca.
The sentence was viewed as overly lenient by many outraged Canadians.
In its appeal, the Crown contends that Judge Catherine Carlson “erred in the approach taken in sentencing,” in part by giving too much weight to the totality principle, which comes into play when there are multiple offenses.
The purpose of the totality principle is to avoid imposing consecutive sentences that, in aggregate, exceed the overall culpability of the offender.
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 12
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 16
- It’s San Jose Sharks Day at PHT 14
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 92
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 28
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50
- Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20 5