WINNIPEG — A northern Manitoba man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for a pair of attacks a judge described as “stomach-churning” in their violence.
Justice Gerald Chartier ordered Leslie Moody serve at least half his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Moody, 33, could still be out of prison as early as January 2018. Moody received double credit for time already served, reducing his remaining sentence to a little bit more than 8 1/2 years.
Moody’s July 2009 arrest pre-dated legislation eliminating double credit for pre-sentence custody.
Moody was arrested after a man was lured to a Nelson House, Man., home where Moody and a number of co-accused beat the man with metal bars and cut him with a knife.
Moody, described as the leader of the group, ordered one of the co-accused to shoot the man in the leg but the gun misfired.
Less than two weeks earlier, Moody and several co-accused attacked a gang rival at the same house. At Moody’s behest, one of the co-accused shot the victim in the leg. It later had to be amputated.
The victim also suffered severe injures to his hand after a co-accused tried to cut his fingers off with a pair of scissors.
“These (crimes) were concerted and calculated acts of preyed, vicious and stomach-churning violence,” Chartier said.
Moody “was a directing mind of the events and people followed his direction,” he said.
Moody has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for strikingly similar offences.
In 2005, Moody was sentenced to eight years in prison after he confined and beat a man for two days