Man Sent to Prison For Firing Shots Into West Lethbridge Home Appealing Sentence

Jesse Hills was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in Lethbridge Court of Queen's Bench in February, however he's appealing the length of time he was given behind bars.

A Cranbrook, BC man involved in a shooting in west Lethbridge nearly five years ago is appealing his sentence.

29 year old Jesse Hills pleaded guilty back in 2016 to recklessly discharging a firearm into a home, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and mischief causing damage under $5000 and last month he was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. 

Hills admitted he was drunk when he took a rifle and fired three shots, with one of the bullets going through a window and a wall of a home, and another into a vehicle.

He's appealing the prison term, arguing among other things, the sentence doesn't fit the gravity of the offence which took place.

The Crown, meanwhile is also appealing the sentence, alleging the judge erred by ruling the mandatory minimum sentence of four years is unconstitutional.

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