VICTORIA - An American man found guilty of attempting to murder of his ex-girlfriend and her husband in Saanich, B.C., in 2008 has been sentenced to terms that total more than 20 years, but he could be out in two because of time already served.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Gaul gave David Goldberg terms of nine and a half years for each attempted murder, plus 18 months for possession of explosives, but the sentences will run concurrently.
With credit for time served, Goldberg has two years remaining in his prison time, which he will spend in a provincial institution before being deported to the United States.
He also faces three years probation as well as a three year ban on entering Canada.
Goldberg tried to kill his ex-girlfriend Tatcha Aroonjaratsang and her husband, Jeremy Walsh, outside their home, but the two were never harmed and in the fight that ensued Goldberg suffered life threatening stab wounds.
The court heard that before travelling to Victoria to confront the couple, Goldberg amassed a collection of supplies and weapons, including two guns. (CFAX)