June 4, 2014 5:58 pm

Man convicted in drinking and driving deaths appealing his sentence

Cory Sater file photo.

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VANCOUVER – The man who killed two Coquitlam women while driving drunk has now filed a notice of appeal.

Cory Sater’s lawyer says a notice of appeal has been filed to reduce his client’s sentence.

Sater was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison, plus an eight-year driving prohibition for the deaths of Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz in 2011.

He was driving drunk along the Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam when he slammed into the two women who were standing along the highway.

Reaveley and Cruz were thrown 20-metres and died instantly. Reaveley, a mother of four, had pulled over to help Cruz and her boyfriend who had been in a minor fender-bender.

Sater left the scene.

He has always accepted responsibility for the deaths, but wants to appeal the length of the sentence.

According to the Crown, Sater did not have a license when he ran down and killed the two victims because of failing to pay previous fines and due to his driving history which included several speeding infractions and two 24-hour prohibitions.

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