NB man sentenced to six years in prison for waterboarding

The Daily Gleaner reports a 25-year-old Kingsclear First Nations man who helped waterboard a man after breaking into his home more than a year ago has been sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in prison.

The paper says Dustin Stephen Sacobie pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault, robbery, forcible confinement and break, enter and assault in November.

It is reported the attacks date back to December 2017 when Sacobie and another man assaulted, confined and robbed Calvin Mitchell Sabattis of a cellphone, electronics and personal items.

The paper says 26-year-old John Michael Wilchuck was earlier sentenced to eight years in prison for the part he played in the crimes.

Sacobie was also sentenced on two counts of breaching probation, failing to attend court and theft.

The paper says these charges are also related to events in 2017 but are unrelated to the assault.

(With files from The Daily Gleaner)