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Threat to ‘slit throats’ sends Summerside man to jail

The Prince County Court House is located in Summerside.
The Prince County Court House is located in Summerside. - Jason Malloy

Tyler Joseph Handrahan, 33, has been sentenced to six days in jail for threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

On July 28, Handrahan called his ex-girlfriend looking to talk to her new boyfriend. The conversation got out of control, and Handrahan threatened to “slit throats”.

The woman called 911, and while she was on the phone with a dispatcher, Handrahan arrived at the house. 

“He wanted to settle things with the new boyfriend. It seems like he thought the occasion was that day,” said Crown attorney John Diamond.

Handrahan used to be in a long-term relationship with the woman, and they have children together. They separated around one year ago.

Handrahan pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering threats and was sentenced to three days for each. 

Judge Krista MacKay called the escalation of threats from over the phone to in-person “disturbing” and therefore warranted custody.

Handrahan will be on probation for 18 months and must stay away from his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend and must stay away from the woman except to confer about the children, which must happen through a third party.

He must also pay $200 in victim surcharges.

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