A woman awaiting sentence on an aggravated assault conviction received a stiff sentence on Friday for breaching conditions of her release while awaiting sentencing.
Leona Loucine Haggarty, 27, was jailed for six months after she pleaded guilty to two charges of breaching her release conditions when she appeared in Red Deer provincial court.
Haggarty had just finished a two-week jail term for breaching conditions of release prior to Christmas.
Haggarty has a long history of disregarding court orders, Judge David Plosz heard.
She was convicted in early December at trial for her role in the severe beating of a 73-year-old Red Deer senior on Jan. 16, 2008. The man suffered a badly broken arm, head cuts and a concussion.
She was convicted of being a party to the beating by encouraging the attacker to kill the victim with an iron bar.
She was released to have a pre-sentence report prepared for a Feb. 25 sentencing.
Plosz said the assault charge was most serious and carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail.
The victim had attempted to retrieve his stolen wallet and was lured to the attack spot by Haggarty, who knew the thief and said she could get the wallet back.
The attacker was never charged.
The Crown in that case wants a 12-to-18-month sentence.
Plosz heard that Haggarty had six convictions for breaches between September 2008 and Jan. 8, 2010
She also has upcoming trials on three other charges, including assault and further breaches.
“She’s in a revolving door of criminality,” Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson said on Friday.
Plosz heard that on Jan. 8, Haggarty violated her curfew and consuming alcohol conditions by getting into a vehicle about 3:30 a.m.
The driver didn’t know who she was so headed to the downtown RCMP detachment.
A police officer arrested her when she tried to walk away with an open beer in her purse.