FASD & the Justice System

R. V. CAP, 2009 BCPC 425 (Hicks J.):  

Sentencing of Aboriginal offender with ARND for manslaughter – accused oldest in group that beat 14 year old to death in unprovoked assault – unstable and difficult upbringing – Crown contested ARND diagnosis, but court accepted – immature, impulsive and impaired ability to make good choices – however relatively intelligent and insightful – seven years.