Last year a Canadian woman, who had previously been arrested for murder in a different instance, was charged for pushing a woman in front of a train. Now, that Calgary woman who pushed a stranger onto the LRT tracks and paralyzed her is facing prison time for her actions.
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In November 2018, a 35-year-old Calgary woman named Stephanie Favel was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and breach of probation after pushing another woman in front of a train.
The terrifying incident left the woman paralyzed for life. Now, Favel is facing jail time for her actions. According to the Calgary Sun, Favel is now facing a four and a half year prison sentence. During her provincial court hearing earlier today, she reportedly showed no outward emotions as her sentence was read out.
The Calgary Sun has reported that Judge Harry Van Harten stated that serious consequences were needed to protect the public.
Favel pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault in connection to shoving the 64-year-old woman onto the tracks at Stampede and Victoria Park in Calgary.
Following the incident, surveillance footage was released. In the video obtained by the Calgary Sun, you can see Favel walk up beside the victim and shove her onto the platform below with her hip.
The woman landed on the back of her head and neck, where she suffered life-changing injuries and is now permanently in a wheelchair.
According to the Calgary Sun, a train was announced and was pulling into the station as Faval shoved the victim.
Defence lawyer Adriano Lovinelli said that his client Favel was remorseful for her actions. “She is just asking for forgiveness for her actions and she’s prepared to serve her sentence,” Lovinelli said to the Calgary Sun.
During the sentencing hearing held last week, the victim read a victim impact statement saying that she was the one given the life sentence, as she had to be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, the Calgary Herald reports.