A P.E.I. man who assaulted another inmate while serving a sentence for assault and uttering threats was sentenced recently to 120 days in jail.
Clifford Junior Murl, 40, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown for sentencing after previously entering guilty pleas.
The court heard Murl was in custody when he assaulted another inmate and had a pencil in his hand as he did.
Defence lawyer Conor Mullin told the court it appeared there was no significant harm to the victim who didn’t seek medical treatment.
Mullin told the court his client had issues with drugs and alcohol.
Before sentencing Murl, Orr reviewed his criminal record, which she said didn’t have any substantial periods without charges, except during times when he was in custody.
The record included nine convictions for uttering threats, three for assault and 15 probation breaches.
“You have a very unenviable record,” Orr said.
She said it was a “considerably aggravating factor” that Murl was in jail on convictions for assault and uttering threats when he committed the latest offence.
Orr also referred to a letter from Murl’s employer that said he was a hard worker but needed to make some changes.
“I think that’s the understatement of the day,” Orr said.