Everything's Gotta Stop When They Have That Cigarette


CFRA News Talk Radio reports:

A 73-year-old man has convinced a Winnipeg judge to increase his jail sentence to allow him to smoke.

Angelo Foti's request came just moments after he was sentenced to 20 months in jail for shooting an intruder in the backyard of his Winnipeg home in May 2000.

Foti was agitated after learning he would be serving his time in a provincial jail where smoking was recently banned under Manitoba legislation.

His defence lawyer requested the sentence to be changed to 24 months, so Foti can smoke in a Federal prison.