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No jail time for P.E.I. woman's threat

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A P.E.I. woman who threatened to kill a neighbour who called the police about a disturbance was recently given a suspended sentence.

Elizabeth Keenan, 51, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where she pleaded guilty to uttering a threat.

Crown attorney Lisa Goulden told the court Keenan’s partner was sentenced recently on an unrelated matter and was given probation which included a no-contact condition involving Keenan.

On March 17, the police were called to Keenan’s home for a disturbance call and arrested her partner for having contact with her while he was under the influence.

Keenan made a comment about killing a neighbour because they called the police and later threatened them again.

The court heard Keenan no longer lives in the building and has been staying at the women’s homeless shelter Blooming House.

With the suspended sentence, Keenan will be on probation for one year.

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