Calder man going to prison for attempted murder

June 20, 2018 9:51 pm

Ronald Fatteicher of the RM of Calder (north of Langenburg and Churchbridge) is headed to prison for the attempted murder of his own son.

Fatteicher, 60, bulldozed his son's home in the Rural Municipality of Calder last July. He pleaded guilty to attempted murder and received a sentence of five and a half years. After credit for time served he has four years to serve of his sentence.

His daughter-in-law and a neighbour were in the home at the time of its destruction. They escaped without injury.

Police were called to the home just after 9 p.m. CST on July 25, where officers were told two people were in a home when a bulldozer drove through it.

Fatteicher was taken into custody.

He was reportedly prevented by his son from fleeing the scene.

Fatteicher was sentenced on nine offences — including attempted murder and uttering threats. Another count of attempted murder was stayed.

He will have to submit a DNA sample, was given a 10-year weapons prohibition and will receive a one-year driving ban after release as he also pleaded guilty to a dangerous driving offence.