Walmart Arsonist’s sentencing date delayed once again
DAWSON CREEK -- The man who pled guilty to lighting a fire in the Dawson Creek Walmart, will have to wait even longer to learn his fate.
Nathan Whynot’s sentencing was delayed once again. It has been pushed back until early in the new year.
Lawyers in the case have been attempting to schedule a date for sentencing since June.
Whynot’s lawyer asked for an adjournment in order to comply with instructions from the court. It’s not clear at this time what those instruction were.
It’s the latest in a string of delays. In June, a date for sentencing was put off because Whynot’s pre-sentence report was not completed on time.
Whynot was caught on video surveillance lighting a fire in the Walmart in June 2020.The damage from the fire was estimated to be $1.38 million dollars.
Last October, Whynot attempted to plead guilty, while at the same time firing his lawyer.
The judge rejected the plea, saying Whynot showed little remorse and no responsibility for the crime. The judge also said, Whynot was attempting to expedite the court proceedings.
Whynot pled guilty a second time, that plea was accepted.
Whynot’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 11th, 2022.