CALGARY – The man convicted of in the death of an 18-year-old boy has learned his fate.
Joshua Hogarth was stabbed to death by Byron Blanchard in August of 2012.
During the trial, court heard Blanchard and Hogarth had been out drinking when they started fighting. Police had even talked to the pair outside of a city bar, and sent them home. However, the fight continued, ending when Blanchard stabbed Hogarth twice.
Blanchard pled guilty to manslaughter in February.
On Thursday, he was sentenced to seven years behind.
With credit for time already served, Blanchard has just four years and three months left before his sentence is completed.
Hogarth’s family says they are disappointed Blanchard will be free so soon, but are thankful the case is over.