A Windsor, Ont. man will spend some time behind bars after he was convicted of shooting his uncle and biting off the tip of his nose.
As reported by the Windsor Star, Kyle McIntyre was given enhanced credit for time served in pre-sentence custody since his arrest, but an Ontario judge said he must serve an additional three and a half years in prison.
The altercation broke out shortly after midnight on Jan. 20, 2018. McIntyre was arrested for breaking into a home, shooting his 51-year-old uncle in his left thigh and biting off some of his nose.
The 33-year-old had spent the evening of Jan. 19 with his uncle while helping him set up a satellite receiver, but was later told to leave after he started making inappropriate comments. McIntyre told his uncle’s girlfriend he was going to go back and shoot his uncle.
The court heard that McIntyre had alcohol and crystal meth in his system at the time of the incident.
McIntyre, who was originally charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.
The judge recommended the Windsor man serve the remainder of his sentence in a mental health facility, as McIntyre has struggled with anxiety, depression and situational bipolar disorder.
The judge also banned him from owning weapons for 20 years and must submit a blood sample to police for a DNA databank.
McIntyre’s lawyer Laura Joy told the Windsor Star that she believes the sentence is fair because although her client had no previous criminal record, he was still facing some of the most serious offences.
“He is deeply remorseful and he hopes one day his uncle will forgive him,” she said.