A councillor in the town of Devon has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges of criminal harassment and uttering threats.
Anita Fisher, who was also previously mayor of Devon, was placed in custody back in September. Her time served counts towards her sentence, which means she only has nine days left in jail.
Fisher will also be serving 18 months’ probation and is required to undergo counselling.
The Leduc court heard statements from Fisher’s daughter and husband, with the former saying she lived in fear of her mother and calling it a “nightmarish situation”.
Fisher’s husband added that he was “harassed, terrorized, tormented, ridiculed, and stalked” by Fisher for two years.
Fisher’s defense claimed that she was in the process of getting mental health help, acknowledging that she does need psychological care, a sentiment that was also acknowledged by the judge.
Back in August, Devon councillors banned Fisher from attending town halls to “protect the health and safety” of town staff.
Fisher was also removed from all board and council events but is still allowed to conduct council business through the computer.