A man who deliberately knocked down a rival was Thursday sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.
The sentence caused 37-year-old Jarvin Green to rail against a “wicked” and “unjust” system, as he cited cases where people convicted of killing in the course of dangerous driving had only been fined.
However, prosecutors alleged, and the jury accepted, that Green’s actions were deliberate. He was tried for attempted murder and the jury convicted him of the lesser offense of causing dangerous harm.
Green ran into Anthony Lightfoot Jr. with his van as he stood on Irish Spring Court on December 29, 2018 following an argument over Lightfoot’s niece.
In passing sentence, Justice Bernard Turner noted that Green was partially disabled owing to injuries sustained while serving a seven-year sentence for armed robbery.
Having regard to Green’s physical challenges, Turner rejected the 15-16 year sentence suggested by prosecutor Anishka Pennerman.
Green’s lawyer, Bjorn Ferguson, said Green deserved a sentence of 18 months, which with time off for good behavior would mean that Green had already served his time.