Punishment put off: Shelburne attempted murder, arson sentencing delayed

Published on February 5, 2016

The live annual auction of Shelburne Municipality properties to be sold for back taxes, is scheduled for March 3 at 10 a.m. at the Court House (136 Hammond Street, Shelburne). 

SHELBURNE - Sentencing of a former Shelburne man facing two counts of attempted murder has been put off.

Lawrence Glen Nickerson, 25, was charged in 2013 with setting a fire at a Shelburne mobile home at 2 Harding Blvd. on Sept. 4, 2011.

He pleaded guilty Oct. 28, 2015, to starting the fire in an attempt to kill two people inside the trailer.

Nickerson appeared before the court in Shelburne Feb. 3 via video link from the correctional centre in Pictou County. Sentencing was put off until March 2 because he needs to secure a lawyer.

Nickerson is also facing sentencing for a charge of arson with disregard for human life as well as various breaches of probation counts and a count of obstructing justice from the 2011 incident.

Shelburne RCMP was investigating an unrelated series of break-ins when they discovered a lead that led to the charges being laid in December 2013.