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Crown prosecutor Jim Sawa sought a 14-year penitentiary time period for the killing of Keith Massive Crow, plus an extra three years for burning his sufferer’s stays.
Sawa added within the reviews it was famous Massive Crow didn’t specific regret for his relative’s demise, however Labrenz mentioned that might not be used to extend his punishment.
“Lack of regret will not be an aggravating circumstance,” he mentioned.
Massive Crow pleaded responsible to a diminished cost of manslaughter within the Might 3, 2018, killing of his second cousin on the Tsuut’ina Nation simply west of Calgary. He had been charged with second-degree homicide.
The 2 cousins had been ingesting when Massive Crow attacked his sufferer after his second cousin made some sexually derogatory feedback about ladies the offender knew.
Three days later he set the physique on hearth in a pile of tires in an try and cowl up the crime.
In detailing his shopper’s tragic life, Fedorchuk mentioned the demise of his relative at his personal palms was simply one other in a protracted record of premature deaths Massive Crow has skilled, together with the drug overdose of his common-law partner.
The girl died as Massive Crow frantically tried to get her medical assist, the lawyer mentioned.
“His common-law spouse died beneath his palms, when he was making an attempt to avoid wasting her,” Fedorchuk mentioned.
The lawyer mentioned the demise of his cousin added to an already tragic life.
“This has been his darkest hour in a life filled with darkness,” Fedorchuk mentioned.
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