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.


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.

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