Former bouncer sentenced to jail time

NANAIMO – Buddha Sadu Gains pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm in Michael Brophy's death in 2006.

The bouncer involved in the incident that resulted in the death of Gabriola Island resident Michael Brophy will serve time in prison.

In April, Buddha Sadu Gains, 47, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm related to an October 2006 incident at the now-defunct Grizzly Bar and was handed a one-year jail sentence by Judge Catherine Bruce on Monday.

He is barred from possessing firearms for 10 years and must submit a DNA sample.

Brophy was knocked unconscious following an altercation with brothers Timothy and Matthew Maybin and Gains punched Brophy while he was unconscious. Brophy died from internal bleeding in the brain.

According to David Kidd, Crown counsel, Gains demonstrated he could be trusted in the community, but his actions that night weighed in the decision.

“At the end of the day, it came down to the fact that [Gains] was trained as a bouncer and reacted in a way that had no plausible explanation,” Kidd said.

In April, the Maybins pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault causing bodily harm, respectively. Bruce issued conditional sentence orders, with Timothy to serve two years less a day and Matthew eight months.