Paul Trevor Calnen to be sentenced Wednesday for killing Reita Jordan
A Nova Scotia man convicted of murdering his girlfriend will find out Wednesday morning how long he will be spending behind bars.
Paul Trevor Calnen was found guilty in November of the second-degree murder of Reita Jordan. Jordan went missing in March of 2013. Two months later, police charged Calnen with her murder.
The case against Calnen was originally thrown out by a provincial court judge during the preliminary hearing stage in 2014, but the charges were reinstated by the crown a short time later.
On the first day of his murder trial, Calnen pleaded guilty to indecently interfering with Jordan’s remains by burning them. However, Calnen pleaded not guilty to killing her and the case went to trial.
A group of eight women and four men deliberated for more than 20-hours while they determined the fate of Calnen, 52.
The second-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence, but parole eligibility will be determined by a Supreme Court judge, who will also sentence Calnen for burning Jordan’s remains.
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