Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 25, 2013 12:28 ET

Master Corporal Clarence Stillman Sentenced Following Court Martial

CANADIAN FORCES BASE (CFB) SHILO, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 25, 2013) - A Standing Court Martial today sentenced Master Corporal Clarence Stillman to imprisonment for a term of six years and to dismissal from Her Majesty's service, in relation to nine firearm-related charges resulting from a shooting incident. The military judge also issued additional orders relating to weapons prohibitions and the taking of samples from Master Corporal Stillman for the national DNA data bank. The firearm used in the commission of the offences and other firearms that belonged to Master Corporal Stillman will be forfeited. Master Corporal Stillman has been released from imprisonment on a number of conditions, pending appeal of the verdict.

Four charges were withdrawn. On October 23, 2013, a military judge found Master Corporal Stillman guilty of the following charges:

  • First charge - Discharging a firearm with intent;

  • Fourth charge - Discharging a firearm recklessly;

  • Fifth charge - Aggravated assault;

  • Sixth charge - Using a firearm in the commission of an offence; and

  • Ninth charge - Possession of a loaded restricted firearm

Standing court martial proceedings against the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) supply technician began on October 22, 2013, at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, Manitoba.

The incident for which Master Corporal Stillman was charged occurred in the residential area of CFB Shilo in July 2012. During that incident, one CAF member was shot and sustained a non-life threatening wound. Another CAF member was shot at, but was not injured. The shooting did not involve a CAF weapon.

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