PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A man in northern Saskatchewan has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for fatally stabbing a 17-year-old boy and attacking his friend.
Scott Keighley, 25, had originally been charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty Monday in a Prince Albert courtroom to manslaughter and assault with a weapon.
Court heard that Wilfred Canada bled to death after Keighley stabbed him several times during a fight at a party at a Prince Albert home in November 2011.
Witness statements accepted by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge indicated that the fight surrounded gang connections.
Keighley was given an 18-month sentence for the assault, which will be served concurrently, while a third charge of uttering a death threat against the second victim was stayed by the Crown.
Prior to sentencing, Keighley asked for forgiveness and told Canada’s foster mother that he was sorry for what he did.
© The Canadian Press, 2014