Archive for March 3rd, 2011

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http://www.610cktb.com/news/local/story.aspx?ID=1373120

Charges dropped against fire bomb victim

By Siobhan Morris, 610 CKTB News
NEWS TALK 610 CKTB NEWS – MARCH 2, 2011

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About 20 people showed up at the Welland court house Wednesday morning in support of Ian Thomson. He is the Port Colborne man  charged for firing his gun after his house was fire-bombed in August. Demonstrators from Niagara, the GTA and BC got what they had been  hoping for. The Crown dropped charges for careless use of a firearm and for pointing a fire arm. The Crown did not think the  charges would ultimately end in conviction.

Thomson was jolted awake early one Sunday morning by the sound of breaking glass. It was the sound of molotov cocktails crashing through the windows of his Snider Road home. Police say the homeowner grabbed a .38 caliber hand gun, ran outside and fired three shots. Thomson’s supporters say it was self defense. Thomson will be back in court in April to answer charges for improper storage of his gun.

Two people have been charged in the fire-bombing of Thomson’s home.