Man sentenced for Bulldog Demolition arson

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Brian Anthony Kinch gets two years for May fire

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A 27-year-old Charlottetown man was sentenced Monday in provincial court to serve two years less a day in the provincial correctional centre for arson.

Brian Anthony Kinch, who had two prior convictions for arson, set fire in May to a storage building belonging to Bulldog Demolition in Hazelbrook.

Upon release from jail he will spend three years on probation.

While on probation he must undergo assessment, counseling and treatment if required, for any underlying issue that might have contributed to the commission of this offence.

Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr also issued a restitution order that will see the accused pay restitution to the demolition company's insurance provider and the company itself totaling over $40,000.

Kinch, who has mental health issues, turned himself into police and confessed to the crime.

Orr noted that arson can be a difficult crime to prove.

She said she took Kinch's confession of guilt into consideration in crafting her sentence.

With two priors for arson he could have received a federal sentence, she indicate.

 

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Megan
    December 30, 2013 - 19:19

    Obviously he didn't get federal time because he didn't commit a crime that is awarded federal time. Judges just can't go handing out time as they please, every crime committed has a specific incarceration time and then they consider the aggravating and mitigating factors. Give your head a shake, or become a judge and your problem will be solved.

  • And Just Why Didn't He
    December 30, 2013 - 17:03

    And just why didn't he get federal time , this was his third strike . Our Judges are a farce when giving out this type of sentence Who's place will he burn next & will we be lucky enough that no one will die in his next fire which he will most likely set when released .