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Another court date set for North Okanagan man found guilty of murder

Howard Everett Krewson leaves the Vernon courthouse in handcuffs following the guilty verdict.
September 30, 2016 - 7:17 AM

VERNON - It will be more than two months before a North Okanagan man is sentenced for the murder of a local woman.

A jury found Howard Everett Krewson, 57, guilty of second degree murder last week for shooting his girlfriend, Linda Marie Stewart back in June 2014. Stewart, who also went by the last name of Ross, was a teacher at School District 22’s Alternate Learning School.

Lawyers appeared in Vernon Supreme Court yesterday, Sept. 29, to set a date for Krewson to be sentenced. That will happen Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

Crown counsel Shirley Meldrum previously said she is asking for a pre-sentence report and risk assessment to be done before Krewson is sentenced.

The minimum sentence for second degree murder is life in prison with no parole for ten years, but sentences can be as long as life in prison without parole for 25 years.

Court heard how Krewson shot Stewart in the back as she was trying to leave the residence in her vehicle.

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