Calgary home invasion case adjourned in Charlottetown

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Sentence has been adjourned until April 30 in the case of a 30-year-old Charlottetown man involved in what the Crown characterized as a home invasion in Calgary.

Kyle Joseph McQuaid was one of several people charged in connection with this incident, which amounted to retaliation for a previous incident.

The court was told a man who lived in the same building as the victim had attempted to take his own life.

McQuaid, his brother and a number of other people who were friends of that man, believed the victim, who lived in the basement apartment, was partially responsible for that.

McQuaid and several other people broke into the victim’s apartment armed with pipes, a weight bar and other weapons and inflicted a beating on the occupants. At least one person involved in this incident was armed with a hatchet.

Kyle McQuaid himself utilized a weight bar.

Someone who tried to intervene in this incident was knocked to the floor and kicked. Threats were made against that person’s life.

When McQuaid was questioned about his involvement in this incident he gave police a false name.

Several other charges relating to offences committed in Alberta by McQuaid were also brought forth Wednesday. Those charges included multiple counts of failure to attend court and failure to attend at a police station for fingerprinting. McQuaid had entered guilty pleas to all those charges before leaving Alberta.

Charges are not transferred between jurisdictions unless guilty pleas have been entered.

McQuaid is also facing several charges from this jurisdiction including a break and enter into a liquor store.

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas said that before imposing sentence on McQuaid on all of these charges he wants to know how the courts in Alberta dealt with the other persons charged with the most serious of the Alberta offences. Efforts are being made to gather that information.

The Crown is seeking a lengthy sentence in a federal correctional facility for McQuaid in connection with the Alberta home invasion. He has been in custody on remandfor several months.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Calgary, Alberta

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Recent comments

  • One Of The Worse
    April 14, 2014 - 09:30

    I believe that this Home Invasion crime is one of the worse feared by older people living in their own homes today . They are helpless in Canada . They are not allowed to have a gun & shoot these bum's & are expected to be able to defend themselves against druggies that are many years younger & a lot healthier . Also the judges only give them a slap in the wrist because they came from a hard upbringing . This is Wrong - Wrong and needs to be changed so older people can live without fear in their own homes . They deserve this ( the right to use deadly force ) in their own homes .

  • Smart Guy
    April 14, 2014 - 08:00

    Plea guilty then move back to PEI and have the trial here. We all know from reading our news everyday how slack our judges are on PEI. He won't be punished near as severe as he would have in Alberta.

    • Angus
      April 14, 2014 - 08:29

      It's the PEI way and many Islanders approve of it!