A Bracebridge woman was called to account in court earlier this week after she admitted that she had threatened to have her neighbour killed with a machine gun.
Cheryl Commandant, 31, pled guilty Tuesday in a Bracebridge virtual court to uttering threats.
The court heard that she became involved in an altercation with her neighbours. Commandant then brandished a knife and chased the neighbour outside, but that fact was refuted by the defense. Commandant did admit that she threatened to have her uncle show up and shoot the victim with a machine gun.
Court heard Commandant has several convictions on her record including assault. She was ultimately sentenced to 60 days of house arrest and 12 months probation.
The Crown had asked for the disputed knife to be confiscated, but Commandant told the court it was a gift from her father and one of the only things she had left from him. The judge agreed to return the knife, saying that a knife is not inherently a weapon but can also be used as a tool.
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