NICHOLAS “KNUCKLES” NECAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO PAROLE ELIGIBILITY FOR 13 YEARS FOR HORRIFIC SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF 60 YEAR OLD GEORGE GERARD
KILLER SHOWS NO EMOTION OR EXPRESSION AS SENTENCE IS READ.
Appearing handcuffed in Superior Courtroom 204 this morning at about 9:15am before His Honour Justice John Fregeau for sentencing on his conviction of the second degree murder of George Gerard. His lawyer Kate Brindley is here along with Crown Attorneys Gordon Fillmore and Andrew Sadler are also present. Members of Necan’s family are here to see the killer get sentenced.
A 39 year old NICHOLAS NECAN appears in court dressed in black. He has his hair tied back and sends a quick smile and small handcuffed wave to
JURY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PAROLE ELIGIBILITY
- 1 member recommended 25 years
- 2 members recommended 20 years
- 2 members recommended 18 years
- 3 members recommended 15 years
- 4 jurors had NO recommendation.
SECOND DEGREE MURDER IS AN AUTOMATIC LIFE SENTENCE. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE PERIOD OF TIME TO BE SERVED BEFORE BEING ABLE TO APPLY FOR PAROLE
FACTORS REQUIRED TO DETERMINE PAROLE ELIGIBILITY
- character of the offender
- nature of the murder
- circumstances surrounding the murder
NICHOLAS NECAN is a 39-year-old status Indian from the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen.
He has 2 children. Several family members went to residential school. He was raised by his grandparents in a traditional lifestyle. His grandfather died when he was a teenager. NECAN began to use alcohol and marijuana. He did well academically until Grade 10 then dropped out of school.
PREVIOUS CRIMINAL RECORD
NECAN was convicted of assault in 1998 & 2017
JUSTICE FREGEAU REVIEWS THE FACTS
A jury found NICHOLAS NECAN GUILTY of second degree murder in the death of 60 year old George Gerard on January 28,2016. NECAN was a younger and more physically fit person who beat Gerard with a piece of wood and other blunt objects. GEORGE GERARD was a vulnerable victim in the comfort of his own home and had a blood alcohol level of approximately .240 when he suffered a violent death at the hands of NICHOLAS NECAN. There was over 90 separate injuries in the face, head and neck area of George Gerard.
Justice Fregeau states that this murder falls in the upper range of seriousness for second degree murder.
His Honour rejects the Crown’s submissions that Gladue factors don’t apply. His decision is that Gladue factors do apply.
NECAN was not acutely intoxicated when he committed this murder.
The sentencing principles of denunciation and deterrence are primary factors in sentencing.
The power to extend parole ineligibility need not be sparingly used according to the Supreme Court of Canada.
NICHOLAS “KNUCKLES” NECAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO PAROLE ELIGIBILITY FOR 13 YEARS FOR MURDER OF 60 YEAR OLD GEORGE GERARD.
He’s ordered to submit his DNA and subject to a lifetime weapons prohibition.
He also receives a 200$ victim surcharge fine which he’s given 12 months to pay.
Writer’s note: To the family of George Gerard, I hope this sentencing gives you some form of closure. George Gerard did not deserve this. My thoughts are with you.
INSIDE EDITION INFORMATION THAT OTHER MEDIA WILL NOT TELL YOU.
NICHOLAS NECAN & CRYSTAL MARIE TOWEGESHIG were in a intimate relationship at the time of the murder of GEORGE GERARD.
On November 8,2016, there was an assault trial of violent criminal HENRY RAE at the courthouse.
During the lunch break, BARBARA ROSE KENTNER, CRYSTAL MARIE TOWEGESHIG AND FARRAH JOHNSON approached a young indigenous woman across the street from the courthouse. The young woman was a Crown witness to Henry Rae’s assault. FARRAH JOHNSON (girlfriend of Henry Rae) began striking the young witness with fists and CRYSTAL TOWEGESHIG joined in the assault. When the witness hit the ground, BARBARA KENTNER began kicking the victim in the head (sources indicate Kentner was wearing steel toed boots as she launched her cranial assault.)
All 3 women were yelling “YOU BETTER NOT TESTIFY”
Battered and bruised with a badly swollen face, the young woman returned to Courthouse in no shape to testify causing the trial of Henry Rae to be disrupted. (Henry Rae is currently back before the courts again on 3 more assault with weapons charges and 5 breaches of probation)
Both FARRAH JOHNSON & CRYSTAL TOWEGESHIG admitted the facts in court were correct.
TOWEGESHIG IS CURRENTLY IN JAIL FINISHING HER 16 MONTH SENTENCE FOR THIS VIOLENT ASSAULT OF A CROWN WITNESS THAT LOCAL MEDIA REFUSED TO REPORT ON.