October 19, 2016 5:02 pm
Updated: October 21, 2016 4:07 pm

Quigley guilty of manslaughter in Kelowna stabbing death


Ryan James Quigley has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the violent death of his live-in girlfriend Aimee Jane Parkes.

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Quigley, 36, killed Parkes in their Kelowna trailer home on Lakeshore Road on March 30, 2014.

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Quigley was charged with second-degree murder, but attempted to plead guilty to manslaughter when his trial began.

That plea was initially rejected by the prosecutor but in court Wednesday, after almost a month of testimony, it was accepted.

In his opening statement, the prosecutor said Parkes bled to death after suffering 26 stab wounds to her upper body.

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday.

-with files from Blaine Gaffney

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