Sentencing Decision in Croney Case
A Glace Bay woman is due to be sentenced today on charges in connection to the death of her boyfriend, Matthew Somerton.
In May, 28 year-old Christina Michelle Croney pleaded guilty on counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and not offering assistance to an injured person.
Both the Crown and defence are recommending a sentence of 12 months of house arrest followed by another nine months of a curfew.
The conditional sentence would be followed by 12 months probation and a three-year driving ban.
The judge reserved decision in the case until today after last week’s sentencing hearing.
Police say Croney was backing the couple’s truck out of the driveway after they had an argument, when Somerton opened the driver’s door.
They add he fell as he ran alongside the vehicle and was run over.
Croney left the scene and Somerton was found unresponsive.
He died in Halifax hospital on April 5th of 2014.