Gas station robber sentence delayed two weeks

A Cornwall man has pleaded guilty to robbing a MacEwen gas station on Second Street West, seen here on Friday, March 16, 2018. Larry Deserres will be sentenced the first week of June. The matter has been delayed two weeks due to the late arrival of a pre-sentence report. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall man will have to wait a little more than two weeks to find out his fate for robbing a city gas station.

Larry Deserres, 59, was to be sentenced yesterday (Thursday) after pleading guilty to robbery and three court breaches for failing to appear in court, failing to notify police of a change of address and failing to keep the peace.

The MacEwen gas bar on Second Street West was robbed in October 2017 after Deserres went in and demanded money from the clerk.

His lawyer, Bill Wade, told Judge Deborah Kinsella he had only received the pre-sentence report (PSR) that morning and would need time to review it with his client.

Crown attorney Elaine Evans indicated she had only received the report on Wednesday. It had been ordered on March 16.

A pre-sentence report, prepared by a probation officer, gives the judge an outline of the offender’s background, including any circumstances that court should pay attention to in handing down a sentence.

The case will be heard again the first week of June.

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