Sentencing hearing delayed for former Canadian soldier

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A sentencing hearing held on Friday for a former Canadian soldier who planned an attack on the Veterans Affairs office in Calgary has been delayed.

Glen Gieschen was arrested last January at his parents’ rural property west of Calgary.

Gieschen was dressed in camouflage and had a trailer full of weapons and a plan to attack Veterans Affairs at the Bantrel Tower.

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The crown prosecutor in the case said he’s only just received a psychiatric report and needs time to review it before proceeding with a sentencing argument.

Gieschen’s lawyer, Toni Roulston, says the delay is concerning because of her client’s declining health.

 “The problem is that he’s been moved from forensics to remand, and so we’re concerned with respect to the medications, and so forth. As you know he has multiple sclerosis and so he requires quite a bit of medical attention.”

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Gieschen plead guilty to several weapons charges in November.

The case has been put over until February 11, 2015.




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