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Scott Jones' attacker sentenced

Shane Matheson will serve nearly a decade in prison

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The man who stabbed Scott Jones on a New Glasgow street last fall was sentenced to 10 years in prison today, minus time served. Jones was left paralyzed from the waist down. Shane Matheson pled guilty in March.

"There's a lot of effort going into awareness," the profoundly positive Jones told Adria Young ahead of the Gottingen Street for Scott Jones benefit in November. "That's kind of what I'm running on, it's energizing me and keeping me going, that such a negative thing can be used in such a positive way. If I were to leave a message, it would be for people to talk about homophobia, about how fear can take a lot away from someone's life. 'Like' the Don't Be Afraid campaign on Facebook and spread the message."

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