I wrote last week about Terry Bazzani, a man with no hands and other physical problems, who was caught on what he said was his first trip as a drug mule. The Crown wanted a penitentiary term. The defense argued the punishment would be far to severe for Bazzani, who can't feed or clean himself, brush is teeth or, of course, defend himself.
The case, I maintained. showed the foolishness of mandatory minimum sentences, which many politicians want for such crimes.
Justice Keith Bracken this week rejected the Crown prosecutor's argument. Bazzani will serve a two-year sentence under house arrest, with relaxed conditions.