A man who admitted to gunning down a teen in a Surrey street nearly three years ago has an appeal of his jail sentence dismissed.
Steven Mulligan-Brum had a hearing in the B.C. Court of Appeal on May 6.
Mulligan-Brum, 23, pleaded guilty in September 2011 to manslaughter for shooting 16-year-old Adem Aliu to death. He was sentenced last May to seven years in prison, minus two-and-a-half years – credit for time served prior to sentencing.
Aliu and a group of friends were drinking and walking in the area of 141 Street and 103 Avenue in July 2010, allegedly vandalizing cars, including a BMW owned by Mulligan-Brum. The court heard that the accused came out of his house carrying a loaded handgun and fired two shots at the group of youths. One of the shots hit Aliu in the head.
Mulligan-Brum apologized in court, saying he was foolish and had grown up since the shooting. Judge Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey, however, didn’t feel he was truly remorseful, saying he seemed more concerned how his own life had been impacted by the incident. She noted he didn’t go to police after the shooting, but rather, hid the gun and waited for police to come to him. He was also on probation at the time and was prohibited from possessing weapons.
Appeal court justices dismissed the sentence appeal the same day it was heard.