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Sentencing unfolds free of drama

A sentencing that was previously interrupted, went off without a hitch in a Penticton courtroom on Thursday.

Andrew Robert Hardenstine, who was arrested in Penticton in September with guns and drugs, was sentenced to 44 months, minus 85 days.

Hardenstine originally appeared on the matter in November. But the proceedings were thrown into disarray, when his lawyer Robert Maxwell told the court he wanted off the record and out of here.

The comments were made after Hardenstine, who appeared by video at the time, started disputing issues ranging from him fleeing the scene to why he had guns and if there was a silencer on the handgun he was in possession of.

Hardenstine also made other comments regarding the serial number on the handgun, which upset Maxwell.

The discussion in November came up after Judge Gregory Koturbash stated the facts of the case, including the loaded 9mm handgun that was found in Hardenstine's backpack when he was arrested.

On Thursday there were no outbursts, according to Maxwell, during the sentencing handed down by Koturbash.

Hardenstine, who has 57 previous convictions and a lifetime prohibition from having firearms, was arrested Sept. 11 after he tried to flee police.

Contents in his backpack at the time included an SKS semi automatic assault rifle with a folding stock, a loaded 9 mm handgun with laser sight and silencing capabilities, shot gun shells and a plastic bottle containing 100 ml of GHB.



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