Hockey dad avoids jail time for threatening to kill son’s teammate
WATCH: A Burnaby father was in court today to be sentenced for threatening a nine-year-old boy. Rumina Daya reports.
A hockey dad from Burnaby was given a conditional discharge for threatening to kill a nine-year-old on his son’s hockey team, but will not go to jail and could avoid a criminal record.
Terry Litt was given his sentence today, which included 12 months probation.
“For what he’s done, I think he deserves [jail time],” said Rocky Bhala, the child who was threatened by Litt. “It scared me.”
According to evidence presented, Bhala punched Litt’s son during an argument after a game in North Vancouver last year.
When Litt found out what happened, he went up to Bhala in the change room and said “Don’t touch my f***ing kid or I’ll kill you,” repeating it at least twice.
Bhala has been seeing a counsellor since.
“Hopefully he’s learned his lesson…[but] I will be pursuing a civil suit against him,” said Ron Bhala, Rocky’s father.
Litt pleaded guilty to the charges against him, but ignored questions from Global News as he left the courtroom.
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