December 15, 2014 - 4:34 PM
KAMLOOPS - Robert Donald Balbar who was convicted last week of killing his girlfriend Heather Hamill in 2003 will face sentencing in 2015.
Last week, Balbar - who is currently being held at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre - was found guilty by a jury who took two days to deliberate his second-degree murder charge after a three-week-long trial.
The sentence for second-degree murder is life inprisonment, but the judge can take a parole recommendation from the jury. The recommended term cannot be less than ten years or more than 25 years.
Justice Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey will hand Balbar his sentence on April 13, 2015.
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