Sentencing of Monty Robinson delayed

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    Mountie sentencing delayed more than a month

    Cpl. Monty Robinson won't face the judge again until July

    By Jessica Kerr, The Delta Optimist May 28, 2012

    The Mountie convicted of obstruction of justice in the 2008 crash that killed a Tsawwassen man will have to wait a little bit longer before learning his fate.
    Cpl. Benjamin "Monty" Robinson was originally scheduled for sentencing Friday, June 1, however according to the court registry, the date for the sentencing hearing has been moved to July 20.
    Robinson was convicted in March of obstruction of justice in the crash that killed Tsawwassen's Orion Hutchinson.
    The 21-year-old died Oct. 25, 2008 after a collision between his motorcycle and Robinson's Jeep at about 10: 15 p.m. at the corner of 6th Avenue and Gilchrist Drive in Tsawwassen.
    Following the crash, Robinson left the scene and walked with his children to his house, a short distance away. Once settling his children into bed, he drank two shots of vodka before returning to the scene of the crash.
    During the eight-day trial the defence argued Robinson's act of drinking the vodka before returning to the scene was not intentional act but merely the actions of an alcoholic.
    Justice Janice Dillon, however, found Robinson's actions deliberate and convicted the Mountie of obstruction of justice.
    He will be sentenced at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

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