Assault story raises queries
Re: One-day sentence for attack on family, Jan. 22.
The missing information not in your story of the assault on the young mother and children has caused alarm and concern.
Richard Anthony Peltier was convicted after an unprovoked assault on a young mother with two children at 2:30 in the afternoon!
Why is it a mystery why he did it? Did he not have a psychiatric evaluation while in custody? Was he on drugs? Was he released back into our community or deported to the U.S.? Are we at risk of another unprovoked attack?
Why was he only charged with one count of assault? As reported, this was an unprovoked attack on three people. Why did he attempt to remove the two-year-old from the stroller? Attempted abduction?
The timing of this story also concerns me. If Peace Arch News had not received information from a resident, would there have been any notice of this New Year’s Day assault?
I expected PAN would have direct connection with local police to timely report on crimes affecting the community.
P. Allan, Surrey