VANCOUVER – A sentencing hearing has begun for a Vancouver Island man convicted of killing two women in Duncan.
Twenty-six-year-old William Elliott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the deaths of 42-year-0ld Karrie-Ann Stone and 18-year-old Tyeshia Jones.
Stone’s burned body was found in July 2010 in a wooded area near Duncan. Jones’ remains were found in January 2011 near Duncan’s Shaker Church Cemetery.
Police say Elliott confessed in what’s known as a “Mr. Big” sting operation. Sentencing was delayed until a Gladue report could be completed, which guides judges in the sentencing of Aboriginal offenders.
Elliott is expected to learn his fate on Friday.
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