The Crown will not appeal former RCMP Cpl. Benjamin "Monty" Robinson's sentence. Robinson is the former Mountie convicted of obstruction of justice in the 2008 Tsawwassen crash that killed 21-year-old Orion Hutchinson.
Robinson received a 12-month conditional sentence.
B.C. Criminal Justice Branch communications counsel Neil MacKenzie said there are three main reasons behind the decision to not appeal - although the Crown asked for a three-to nine-month jail sentence, it acknowledged that a conditional sentence of 12 to 18 months was legally available; there is no error of law that would justify an appeal; and, a reviewing court would likely defer to the judge's exercise of discretion.
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