Justice Fergus O’Donnell of the Ontario Court of Justice recently wrote: “Devon Brumble wanted a pretty girl and, as is sometimes the case, he got most of what he wanted, however briefly, and a whole pile of trouble besides”. Brumble’s friend had offered to set him up with a pretty girl with a long nose and six teeth for $1800. She was a bit old for him at 38, but his friend said she revolved around men. Brumble found himself admiring his new girlfriend in a police van after they intercepted the messages and easily translated their code into a 38 calibre revolver with six rounds of ammunition. The Judge noted that the accused’s luck wasn’t all bad: the pretty girl’s teeth were missing. Justice O’Donnell wrote “I suspect that Mr. Brumble might have been a bit peeved upon discovering that fact that evening, but under the sentencing provisions of the Criminal Code the absence of those bullets works significantly in Mr. Brumble’s benefit. If Mr. Brumble had been found in possession of the gun, either loaded or with ammunition for it nearby, the minimum sentence would be a penitentiary sentence of three years.” The Judge sentenced him to a jail term of 18 months, with a 1 to 1 ¼ credit for time served, followed by a probation period of three years, the maximum possible, under strict conditions.
R. v. Brumble, 2013 ONCJ 308