Disturbance at soup kitchen lands man suspended sentence

Published on January 28, 2014
A Charlottetown man who was found guilty of causing a disturbance at a Charlottetown soup kitchen was given a suspended sentence Monday in provincial court.
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A Charlottetown man who was found guilty of causing a disturbance at a Charlottetown soup kitchen was given a suspended sentence Monday in provincial court, but not before causing a minor disturbance there too.

Gordon Douglas Campbell, 53, appeared before Chief Judge John Douglas in Charlottetown for sentencing.

Before hearing his sentence, Campbell addressed the court to talk about his past run-ins with the law and assault charges he has faced, which he called bogus. The normally soft-spoken Douglas repeatedly tried to speak over Campbell before finally raising his voice and telling him he wasn’t being respectful of the court.

Campbell was still talking as Douglas handed down the suspended sentence and one year of probation.

After hearing his sentence, Campbell asked if he could say something else, to which Douglas responded no.

“I think I’ve heard enough,” Douglas said.

Campbell is also banned from going within 100 metres of the Upper Room where the disturbance happened.