Facebook postings paint a very different picture of a 21-year-old Manitoba man who dodged a minimum four year prison sentence after he claimed he was the victim of relentless bullying.
Bryce McMillan was charged with reckless use of a firearm in Sept. 2011 after he shot at the home of one of his alleged tormentors.
On Sunday, McMillan's lawyer, Robert Harrison, said the four-year mandatory minimum was out of line with his client's actions.
"The original legislation was probably based on drive-by shootings. And you couldn't put him in that category," Harrison said.
Last week, Justice John Menzies sentenced McMillan to just one year in jail, ruling a mandatory four year minimum sentence would constitute "cruel and unusual punishment."
Menzies said bullying was the central cause of McMillan's crime and it should come as no surprise that he "lashed out."