Fernando (Frank) Chora was sentenced to jail time on Wednesday, not for shooting his ex-girlfriend’s breast implants, but for committing crimes after the incident.
The 61-year-old Calgary, Alberta resident was given a four-year sentence for breaking and entering and weapons charges after he broke into the home of an elderly couple with whom he’d worked.
Chora’s 9mm Beretta handgun reportedly discharged accidentally while he was getting out of former girlfriend Eileen Liknes’ car, hitting and shattering her breast implants.
Liknes’ credits her breast implants for saving her life, testifying at Chora’s trial for attempted murder that “My implants took the brunt of the force.”
Chora reportedly held the couple at gunpoint after breaking into the couple’s homes to seek their advice after leaving the scene of the shooting. He lied to the couple, telling them he’d shot two people.
“Mr. Chora panicked on the evening of Jan. 2, 2006,” Justice Craig Jones said.
“He went to the home of the only people he thought he could trust and sought their advice. However, he should not have broken into their home.”
The couple were not harmed, but Chora’s threatening presence and his possession of the gun “amounts to a threat of violence, especially when the man holding that gun tells you he earlier shot two people,” Jones said.
Liknes made a full recovery and has since replaced her implants.