January 22, 2015 - 1:26 PM
PENTICTON - Kyle Louie will spend the next six years under the close eye of the corrections system for killing his brother Reece Louie after days of drinking and no sleep—but only six months will be behind bars.
Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen sentenced him for manslaughter to 75 months in prison, less credit for time already served. However Cullen also followed a recommendation from the Crown and defence lawyers to add a further 66 months, or 5.5 years under a long-term offender.
Cullen said any departure from the strict provisions of the long term offender designation would have serious consequences for Louie, noting it was an indictable offence for failure to comply.
“Even a minor departure will have severe consequences,” he said.
Cullen said the heart of the case is a paradox: Kyle Louie killed his brother, who was also his best friend, which made him a victim as well.
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