Spraying cleaning fluid in a fellow inmate’s coffee at the provincial jail has landed a 19-year-old woman a further three-month sentence.
Haley May Dawn Doiron appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown Monday where she pleaded guilty to administering a noxious substance.
Crown attorney Jeff MacDonald told the court Doiron was remanded into custody at the same time as the victim was in jail in February.
The victim told jail staff Doiron was bullying her and claimed to have put something in her coffee.
MacDonald said Doiron was caught on video spitting in the victim’s coffee and spraying a cleaning substance in it.
The court heard the victim didn’t suffer any ill effects from the cleaning substance, but MacDonald said it contained ingredients that could have an adverse effect when swallowed.
The jail reported the incident to the RCMP 10 days before Orr sentenced Doiron on several unrelated charges, although the court was not made aware of the incident at that time.
Defence lawyer Thane MacEachern said Doiron acknowledged what she did when jail staff confronted her and she spent four days in lockup.
Doiron knows what she did was wrong, but there were threats of violence made to her if she didn’t do it, MacEachern said.
In sentencing Doiron, Orr said there was something “desperately wrong” with putting cleaning fluid in somebody’s coffee.
Whether Doiron is being bullied or someone is making comments of an inappropriate nature that’s why guards are there, Orr said.
Doiron will serve the three-month sentence consecutive to any other sentence.