Edmonton man gets six years in prison for armed police standoff with baby

The Edmonton Law Courts, housing provincial courts, family courts, the Court of Appeal and Court of...

The Edmonton Law Courts, housing provincial courts, family courts, the Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench, is seen in downtown Edmonton, Alta., Monday, June 9, 2014. Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Tony Blais, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:40 PM ET

An Edmonton man who threatened to jump off a fifth-floor balcony with his baby son during an armed police standoff was handed a six-year prison term on Friday.

Court of Queen's Bench Justice Glenda Campbell gave Kim Kenneth Ahnassay, 30, three years and three months credit for the time he spent in pre-trial custody, leaving him with two years and nine months still to serve.

"Children are vulnerable and need to be protected by sentences of denunciation and deterrence," said Campbell, ruling it was aggravating that the hostage-taking "ordeal" was lengthy and involved numerous threats and weapons and Ahnassay abused a position of trust.

Ahnassay pleaded guilty to hostage-taking and assault.

According to agreed facts, he was living with his wife and their two children at an north-side apartment on June 26, 2012, after being let out of jail 12 days earlier.


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