George Whalen to be Sentenced Today

The man responsible for killing 83-year-old Jane Newhook after driving drunk will be sentenced today.

67-year-old George Whalen drank a dozen beer the morning of the accident and had started consuming a flask of rum.

His van collided with Newhook’s car last July on the main road in Thornlea.

The Crown is seeking a jail sentence of 8-10 years, the defense is asking for 5-6 years.