Peter Beckett found guilty of first degree murder in Kelowna court
A jury has found Peter Beckett guilty of first degree murder.
The verdict came down in a Kelowna courtroom late Saturday afternoon.
Beckett drowned his wife Laura Letts-Beckett while boating near Revelstoke in 2010.
Beckett was formerly a city councillor in New Zealand before moving to Alberta with his wife.
A previous murder trial in 2016 ended in a hung jury.
Beckett has been given a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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