March 12th, 2018
R v Klaus, 2018 Red Deer Court Of Queen’s Bench – Consecutive Life Sentences For Multiple Murder Excessive
Two accused were each convicted at trial of three counts of first-degree murder. Crown sought imposition of consecutive parole ineligibility periods under s 745.51 CC for a total of 75 years. Held: Concurrent parole ineligibility imposed (25 years). “A sentence that extinguishes any hope of release for an offender is a crushing sentence. It risks … Read More.