Man gets weekends in prison for guns, death threats, child porn

The Canadian Press
Associated Press

MONTREAL - A man who armed himself with high-powered weapons because he believed elves were stalking him will spend several weekend stints in prison.

David Abitbol had pleaded guilty to charges involving firearms, making online death threats and possessing child pornography.

Today a judge handed him the minimum possible sentence because he says Abitbol has gotten his life back in order.

Abitbol will spend weekends in prison for the next three months.

He recently pleaded guilty to six charges, including uttering threats, possessing and distributing child pornography, and improperly storing a firearm.

Provincial police initially moved in on Abitbol after he made threats on his Facebook page. At his home, they seized weapons and ammunition. Police later found child pornography on his computer.

Abitbol will also have to complete 240 hours of community service and will be on probation for three years.

The judge agreed with a joint recommendation that Abitbol's sentence be the minimum allowed by law. In handing down his sentence today, he said Abitbol had made significant strides since his arrest two years ago.