Teen handed adult sentence in Quebec triple homicide case

Teen handed adult sentence in Quebec triple homicide case

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — One of two teenagers who pleaded guilty to three counts each of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder has been handed an adult sentence by a Quebec judge.

Kaven Sirois, 18, was sentenced by Quebec Court Judge Bruno Langelier on Friday to life in prison without possibility of parole for 10 years.

The accused had pleaded guilty to three charges of premeditated murder and three of conspiracy to commit murder in June 2014.

The victims of the Feb. 11, 2014 slayings in a private home were two sisters aged 22 and 17 as well as a 17-year-old boyfriend. They are not named in this news story because of provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

“The Crown is very satisfied with the judgment and I’d like to thank the family for their support through out the case,” prosecutor Hippolite Brin told reporters.

The teen, who was 16 at the time of the killings, was also found to have conspired to murder the mother of two of the victims as well as police responding to the rampage.

His co-accused, then 17, also pleaded guilty to the same charges in June 2015 and has yet to be sentenced.

His case is expected to return to court in Nov. 13 before a judge in Trois-Rivieres, Que., about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City.

Authorities say jealousy was considered to be a likely factor in the case.

Sirois will return to court early next year, on Jan. 11, when a report will be filed to determine where he will serve out his sentence — a Montreal-area psychiatric hospital or a federal penitentiary.

(Cogeco News)

The Canadian Press

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