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New sentencing dates yet again for Pompeo sentencing
Const. David Pompeo's sentencing on an aggravated assault charge in the shooting of Bill Gillespie in 2009 will now take place over two days, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, in Duncan Provincial Court.
The sentencing has been delayed numerous times since Pompeo's conviction on Valentine's Day of this year. The latest round of delays got into constitutional arguments about the Crown's decision to pursue a longer period of incarceration than previously discussed.
A claim that was prejudicial to Pompeo has since been dismissed and it's back to sentencing.
At the same time, the dates of defence counsel Ravi Hira's appeal of the conviction have also been pushed back. The appeal was originally supposed to be heard next week, Sept. 17 and 18, in Vancouver but will now take place Dec. 9 and 10.
There's a possibility the appeal dates will be moved to Victoria.
It will be exactly four years next week on Sept. 18 when Gillespie was shot during a routine traffic stop near Chemainus at a residence on Juniper Road off Henry Road.