UPDATE: Defence requests more time before Jason Yeo sentenced

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Sentencing adjourned until April 17 on drug charges

Scales of justice

A Charlottetown man awaiting sentencing on several charges, including cocaine trafficking, had his case adjourned Monday in P.E.I. Supreme Court.

Jason Norman Yeo made a brief appearance before Justice Wayne Cheverie in Charlottetown where he was scheduled for sentencing.

Instead, Yeo's lawyer Mitch MacLeod asked for an adjournment until April 17 to give him more time to prepare because there were issues the defence wanted to address in its sentencing recommendations.

Last month Yeo pleaded guilty to 12 charges, including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and was scheduled for sentencing on those charges.

He was also recently sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a May 2012 home invasion and robbery of a drug dealer in Emyvale.

MacLeod said the defence wanted to address how the court would treat the time Yeo has already spent in custody while his cases were before the courts.

Offenders are given credit for each day served, but a judge can give additional credit of time and a half in some cases.

Since his arrest, Yeo has spent almost 650 days in custody.

MacLeod also said he wanted to address how the court would treat the matter of consecutive or concurrent sentences.

Cheverie agreed to the adjournment and said they were significant issues so he wanted to make sure the defence had the opportunity to properly put them before the court.

Neither the federal nor provincial Crown attorneys involved in the case objected to the adjournment.

 

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Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • woods
    April 07, 2014 - 12:13

    My predication ..when the dust settles and the 12 new charges added or tagged on the previous. Total time he will serve before probation kicks in is 6 yrs in the big play-pen which means he will be here for old home week in the year 2020

  • Star
    April 07, 2014 - 10:43

    Is this a joke! Adjourned!! I just read an article on a woman who wasted 6,000.00 on tying up the court system. This person has been in prison almost two years..and his lawyer did not have time???? to prepare his closing statement for the defence!! He has yet another charge coming, will that also be delayed, giving this person yet, that much more time at Hollow Inn at time and a half...If anyone should be charge with tying up the courts!! It should be this individual, first for pleading not guilty, second for all his dam adjournments....give you this..you're on smart cookie

  • lize
    April 07, 2014 - 10:35

    He should of got off on Robbery, he was not there ??

    • White Juan
      April 07, 2014 - 10:42

      He was the one who had planned the robbery/attack. By your logic, if I force a couple people to go kill someone I don't like, I would get off scot-free. That makes sense, right?

    • Grindz My Gearz
      April 07, 2014 - 16:54

      The guardian should force everyone who comments on here to take a drug test and only the ones who pass would get to comment. That would eliminate dumb comments like the one from "lize". This bum is a menace to society. Lock him up and throw away the key.