A man who pleaded guilty in relation to a shooting in Inverness Co. has been sentenced to time in prison.
RCMP say a 34-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the leg at a home on Hwy. 252 in Skye Glen late one evening in June.
Justin Francis Goswell, 28, of Judique, who was arrested at the scene shortly after the shooting, was originally charged with three firearms counts and a drug offence- he entered guilty pleas to weapon possession, careless storage of a firearm and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in December.
His remaining charges were withdrawn.
Goswell was sentened to three years and 10 months in federal prison, minus 11 months of time-and-a-half credit for time already served, during a sentencing hearing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Monday; he also received a lifetime firearms ban.
James Edwin Tyler Goswell, 33, of Stewartdale, who was arrested as he walked out from a wooded area within two kilometres of the scene the afternoon following the shooting, originally faced an aggravated assault count, seven weapons-related charges and a drug count- he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and weapon possession in December.
His remaining charges were withdrawn; he’s scheduled for sentencing in February.
The two brothers, who have been in custody since their arrests, both had their bail applications denied following hearings in June.
Makayla Sutherland, 22, of Harbourview, who was charged with a count of possession for the purpose of trafficking in the case, was released from custody; her charge was withdrawn in December.