SASKATOON – Nicole Paddy was sentenced Monday to time served and nine months probation after pleading guilty to accessory after the fact to aggravated assault in connection to Saskatoon’s second homicide of 2015.
Paddy didn’t stab anyone that fateful day last March but instead court heard she told other drug-fuelled partiers “You better not tell anyone or say anything” after Rocky Generaux, 42, was stabbed and later died in hospital in a dispute over a cell phone.
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Among those listening in the courtroom to the details from that day where a dozen or so family members of the victim.
“They’re heartbroken at the loss of their son or their brother and I don’t think they understand why it happened, it seems so pointless,” said Crown prosecutor Melodi Kujawa.
On March 12, 2015, Generaux was found by police suffering from serious injuries at a home in the 400-block of Avenue I South. The man who allegedly stabbed him, Michael Robertson, had fled the scene along with Paddy triggering Canada-wide warrants.
Both were arrested on April 17, 2015 by police at an undisclosed Saskatoon location. Robertson, who is set to stand trial in June, was charged with second-degree murder.
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Paddy was charged with accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.
“The facts as alleged by the crown have it so that Rocky Generaux was still alive at the time that Nicole Paddy fled the residence which meant she couldn’t be an accessory after the fact to murder because the victim had yet to die which made her an accessory after the fact to assault,” said Kujawa.
Justice Ron Mills went with the suggested joint submission of 15-months time served followed by nine months probation.
“I was glad that the judge went with the joint submission, it was something that was in the range and it based on a number of factors and consideration that went into this matter.”
When asked if she wanted to say anything, Paddy expressed remorse to Generaux’s family, apologized and asked for forgiveness. She then addressed the judge saying she’s now in the right state of mind and wants to move on.
Outside court, family members of the victim told Global News that Paddy’s sentence was a complete injustice and couldn’t fathom how someone could move on since they can’t.