FASD & the Justice System

R. v. Brown, 2014 ABPC 236 (Wheatley J.)

Sentencing of 36 yo Aboriginal offender for aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm – girlfriend kicked in head repeatedly and required brain surgery, friend beaten up – no formal diagnosis of FASD but indicia present – court found ‘overwhelming probability’ of FASD – five years (aggravated assault) plus six months consecutive (ABH)