R v Bellows, 2006 CanLII 23249 (NLPC)

Bellows is charged with three counts of having uttered threats, contrary to sections 264.1(1)(a), (b) and (c) of the Criminal Code. One of those threats was a threat to poison a dog belonging to the complainants.

Bellows’ neighbour (the complainant) testified that one day in May, 2005, her dog was barking and Bellows came to her own door and yelled to the dog: “shut the f… up”. The neighbour then testified that Bellows came outside while talking on a cordless telephone and she heard her say, “I could end up in jail overnight because I might murder someone… I could f… murder that.” She also testifies that Bellows threatened to poison her dog. She also testified as to Bellows’ threats to kill her (the neighbour) and her husband, and to burn down their house.

The judge finds the complainants’ testimony honest and credible; while Bellows’ was not believable or credible.

The judge finds Bellows guilty of the offences and enters a conviction in relation to each count.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: Newfoundland and Labrador

Topics: criminalCriminal Codedogguiltyneighbourpoisonthreat to killthreatsuttered threats

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