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COURT: Judge suspends P.E.I. woman’s house arrest

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A P.E.I. woman who breached her house arrest order soon after her sentencing recently had it suspended in provincial court.

Amy Elizabeth Pickett, 39, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he suspended the house arrest for 20 days. 

The court heard Pickett was given a conditional sentence of 150 days on April 16 and is alleged to have committed a further offence eight days later.

Crown attorney Lisa Goulden told the court Pickett wasn’t following her case plan, was out on a pass when she allegedly committed a theft and didn’t tell her supervisor about the new charge.

Goulden said Pickett received a “huge” privilege from the court.

“She’s abused that privilege.”

Pickett asked for a second chance and told the court she realized what she did was wrong.

Because of the breach Pickett spent 20 days in custody prior to Douglas suspending the conditional sentence for a further 20 days.

Pickett’s house arrest will resume once she finishes serving that time in jail.

She was scheduled to be back in court July 11 on other matters.

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