Sentencing delayed for Red Deer who assaulted ex-girlfriend’s father

Court waiting for pre-sentence and Gladue reports to be completed before setting sentencing date

Sentencing has been delayed for a man found guilty of attacking his girlfriend’s father.

Linden Joseph Lee Buffalo was found guilty of assault for a fight with his girlfriend’s father, in which the man’s hand was cut as he tried to fend off a knife blow on Aug. 6 , 2017.

Moments before, Buffalo stabbed Travis Peterson in the neck and hip after Peterson had climbed on top of him and punched him once in the face.

Peterson had gone to his daughter’s home after she contacted him for help after getting into an argument with Buffalo.

Justice Marilyn Slawinsky said following the trial that the first two knife wounds were not an unreasonable response to being punched, but the third wound constituted assault.

Related:

Man convicted of aggravated assault

A sentencing date was to have been set Monday in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. However, court heard that a pre-sentence report and a Gladue report were not done.

Gladue reports are available to help the court determine appropriate sentences for First Nations and Metis offenders.

The case returns to court on July 8 to set a sentencing date.



News tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Red Deer policeman told woman she had a ‘nice body,’ sex assault trial hears

RCMP officer on trial for sexual assault with a weapon and breach of trust

Some central Alberta businesses pledge to pay youth $15 ahead of wage cut that kicks in Wednesday

Jo(e) Social Media Inc. and Kavaccino’s pledge to pay youth more than $13 an hour

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth, sets Canadian space record

LONGUEUIL, Que. — David Saint-Jacques returned to Earth on Monday after more… Continue reading

Red Deer property taxes are due Friday

City warns late fees will be applied after June 28

WATCH: Hundreds run in the 5K Foam Fest in Red Deer

The annual event took place at Heritage Ranch on Saturday

Skinny Vancouver Whitecaps eager to pick up points on four-game road swing

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps know there’s work to be done as… Continue reading

World Cup exit shows Canada will miss the remarkable Christine Sinclair

PARIS — Christine Sinclair has put Canadian soccer on her shoulders for… Continue reading

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation… Continue reading

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and… Continue reading

Alberta government, Opposition swap accusations, attacks in earplug debate

EDMONTON — Alberta’s earplug debate got louder Monday as the Opposition NDP… Continue reading

‘Clients fall off:’ Calgary program helps recently released prisoners with hep C

CALGARY — Imagine adjusting to life after serving prison time, then add… Continue reading

Opera star Measha Brueggergosman recovering from double bypass surgery

CALGARY — Canadian opera star Measha Brueggergosman is recovering from heart surgery,… Continue reading

Who you gonna call? Alberta rattlesnake wrangler keeps serpents, citizens safe

LETHBRIDGE — One rattlesnake got caught in freshly laid tar under someone’s… Continue reading

Most Read