Sylvester sentenced in Guy Street murder plot

The Cornwall courthouse at 29 Second Street West. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORRECTION: This story has been corrected from an earlier version to show that Bobbie Sylvester received a nearly two year jail sentence in connection with the Guy Street murder plot. She was also sentenced to one additional year on an unrelated robbery charge.

CORNWALL – A woman from Embrun has been sentenced for her role in a plan to murder a Cornwall man.

Bobbie Sylvester, who was 37 years old when charged in January 2019, was given a sentence of nearly two years (675 days) on charges of forcible confinement, aggravated assault and five counts of breaching court orders.

She was also found guilty last week on a single count of robbery, according to court records.

She had initially been charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement, conspiracy to commit murder, assault with a weapon, possession of methamphetamine and six counts of breach of recognizance.

Sylvester will have to serve a year in jail, which will be consecutive to the sentence she is already serving on other charges (the 675 days). She also has a 10-year weapons ban, a non-communication order with people in the case and has to submit a DNA sample.

When Sylvester was arrested last year, she was also wanted on multiple warrants for drug-related charges and failing to appear in court.

She was among eight people arrested by Cornwall police on Jan. 7, 2019 after a man at a Guy Street home was held against his will, bound with duct tape and beaten with a “variety of weapons.”

The man recovered from his injuries.

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