Federal prosecutors want tougher sentences for two Yukon men recently found guilty of aggravated assault.
Corey Pope and Kevin Frisch are each serving three-month terms at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, but prosecutors have appealed those sentences, hoping to have them extended.
Corey Pope pleaded guilty in May to assaulting Graham Henderson, an elderly doctor working in Burwash Landing.
Pope was angrily accusing an ex-girlfriend of beginning a relationship with another man when Henderson intervened and tried to calm him down, according to court documents.
Pope then punched Henderson in the face and knocked him unconscious.
The doctor received three stitches in his lip, suffered from memory loss and said the attack will cost $20,000 in dental work.
Kevin Frisch received his sentence for severely beating a taxi driver, even after the man fell unconscious.
A fight broke out between Frisch and the driver, Robert Bada, after the cabby refused to pick him up because he had been called for someone else. Frisch blocked the driver’s way and hurled insults at him.
At least two other cab drivers testified to seeing Frisch punch, kick and stomp on Bada after he had fallen unconscious.
Prosecutors say that the three-month sentences in these two incidents do not fit the severity of the offenses.
No date has been set for when they will argue their case in front of the Yukon Court of Appeal.