Sentencing Decision in R v Geick

John Geick of Calgary Alberta has been sentenced to three years incarceration for killing his girlfriend's two companion dogs. In February 2019, Geick fatally beat a basset hound named Sophie and a chihuahua named Tyler. The dogs’ owner told the judge that Geick was jealous of the attention that she gave to the dogs. Prosecutor Rose Greenwood sought a sentence of three-and-a-half to four years incarceration, while defence lawyer Efrayim Moldofsky sought a sentence of six-months house arrest. Justice Bernette Ho ruled that the brutailty of the criminal animal cruelty justified a three-year carceral sentence. Read more here.