The sentencing for a man accused of shooting at several people in Chatham two years ago has once again been delayed.
Terry St. Hill was to be sentenced on Monday in Chatham court, but his sentencing will now take place on April 13, 2023 because the presiding judge was unavailable due to personal reasons. This delay is the latest in a series of delays in St. Hill's case. The original sentencing hearing was set for August 31, 2022.
Submissions from Terry St. Hill’s defence lawyer and the prosecution were heard earlier this month, but Justice Paul Kowalyshyn said he needed more time to render his decision because so much new information was brought forward.
Assistant Crown Scott Kerwin said the 5.5 year sentence sought by the defence is “woefully inadequate and unfit” because St. Hill followed through on his threat to “put a bullet” in the chest of the victim. Kerwin is asking for 7-8 years behind bars, adding St. Hill was lucky no one was killed. The prosecution is also asking for a DNA sample from St. Hill, a lifetime ban on weapons, and no contact with the three targets or the four co-accused.
St. Hill is one of five people who were accused of attempting to murder three men from Chatham on Harvey Street in Chatham in January of 2021. St. Hill was initially charged with attempted murder, but pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm with the intent to endanger life at the end of September and pleaded guilty in May to killing a dog during the shooting in Chatham.
The court previously heard St. Hill fired four shots and that the shooting started with a social media dispute where threats were made against the Chatham victims before the accused all jumped in a car and drove from Cambridge to settle a score.
He remains in custody in a jail in Penetanguishene.