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B.C. man handed six months in jail for pedestrian death appeals sentenced

09/16/2014 01:55 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:53 EDT
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A chronic prohibited driver who was convicted for killing a pedestrian at a Kamloops, B.C., crosswalk is appealing his six-month jail sentence.

Donald Isadore, who has never held a permanent drivers' licence, filed a notice of appeal in B.C. Supreme Court claiming provincial court Judge Stella Frame failed to properly consider his native background in her sentence.

Isadore, who is 64, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian after Valerie Brook was struck and killed in the crosswalk on Nov. 21, 2012.

Brook was walking across the street on a green light while Isadore was turning left.

In delivering her sentence, Frame called Brook’s death "an incomprehensible tragedy."

In the last three years, Isadore has been caught driving while prohibited five times — including twice in the weeks after he killed the woman.

"He showed a complete and relentless disregard for the law and court orders," Frame said.

At the time of the crash that killed Brook, Isadore — who has a record of driving infractions dating back to 1986 — was bound by multiple driving prohibitions and suspensions.

Isadore’s appeal will be heard in B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 5, 2015.

(Kamloops This Week)