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Clearwater man bought whisky after killing ex-partner: Prosecutor

Iain Scott.
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October 26, 2016 - 3:28 PM

STABBED HER 11 TIMES WHILE CHILDREN WERE DOWN THE HALL

KAMLOOPS - A surveillance video played in Kamloops Supreme Court today shows Iain Drummond Scott buying and drinking Fireball whisky in a liquor store just minutes after killing his ex-wife.

Court heard the details of Angila Wilson's murder today, Oct. 26, told by Crown prosecutor Adrienne Murphy. 

Wilson was murdered over the Easter long weekend in 2014. Scott pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in June of this year, guaranteeing him a life sentence.

In the week leading up to her murder, Wilson had been granted a protection order against Scott by Kamloops Provincial Court, but it had yet to be sent off to Clearwater RCMP.

At this point, neither Wilson nor Scott had a working vehicle because their shared truck was in the repair shop.

On April 19, 2014, Wilson and her three children took part in church activities and an Easter egg hunt. Wilson texted Scott saying he was welcome to call her phone to speak to the children and he did so.

After the conversation was over, Scott texted Wilson saying: "That is the best thing that has happened to me. Thanks to you all, thanks hun."

Wilson had voiced her concerns about Scott's over-affectionate text messages to him before, but he persisted.

Wilson went to a friend's house for Easter dinner, Murphy told the court, where she continued to receive text messages from Scott. Her friend noticed she was "visibly upset" while reading the messages.

While Wilson was out, her neighbour noticed a grey vehicle in her driveway and recognized it as Scott's old truck. Scott asked the neighbour if he would join him for a beer and he agreed.

The man went to get into the passenger side of Scott's vehicle but had to clean off the messy seat first. Murphy told the court the neighbour cleared off the seat and found a knife. He described it as a hunting knife with a longer blade. Scott took the knife from the man and put it between the driver's seat and middle console.

The pair began driving to Scott's house, but Wilson's neighbour had to take over steering at certain points because Scott was "nodding off."

The man ended up leaving Scott's house around 5 p.m. because he thought Scott had fallen asleep. After he left, Scott made his way to the nearby liquor store to buy rum and whisky.

CHILDREN WITNESSED

Around 9 p.m. Wilson returned home from a friend's house and was texting several other friends. She put her children to bed when Scott's sister, Lesley Jakob texted her asking to talk about Scott.

At 9:17 p.m., Jakob called Wilson, but the conversation was cut short. Wilson told her Scott was outside of her home. Court heard Jakob stayed on the line while Wilson confronted Scott, saying "why are you here? I'm going to call the police."

“It appears Ms. Wilson died very shortly, if not immediately after Mr. Scott’s arrival at the residence," Murphy said.

Jakob couldn't hear anything on the other end of the phone so she hung up.

Wilson was stabbed 11 times by her ex-spouse while their children slept down the hall. Two of the children woke up during the altercation. Their first born son told police he saw "mommy and daddy naked" and that Scott had picked up and dropped Wilson about five times.

Angila Wilson.
Angila Wilson.
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Scott made his way to the liquor store just minutes later and was seen on camera at 9:29 p.m. wearing a grey hoodie and a hat. He went to purchase some more Fireball whisky, opened it up and began drinking it inside the store. 

"It's Crown’s theory that Mr. Scott, after he killed Angila Wilson, elected to go to the liquor store," Murphy said, "and en route, he disposed of the knife and hoodie.

“There was really no reason for Mr. Scott to attend to buy Fireball whisky (but) it was known to be a favourite of his. Crown theorizes this was a clumsy attempt by him to establish some sort of an alibi.”

Both the hoodie and the murder weapon were never found. 

Around 10:30 p.m., one of Scott's old friends from Fernie, B.C. gave him a call and they "chatted about old times." Murphy told the court one of the children saw Scott sitting beside Wilson's body laughing and it could have been while he was on the phone.

TRIED TO MAKE HIS OWN ALCOHOL IN PRISON

In the early morning hours of April 21, Scott placed several calls to his sister, his lawyer and a friend. Court heard a neighbour of Wilson's noticed the grey vehicle had left her driveway before 5 a.m.

Around 10 a.m., Wilson's friend came by to check on her and noticed the front door was slightly open. She pushed it open further and saw blood covering the entire entry way to the home. Police arrived and found Wilson's body covered by a quilt and laid next to the bed she shared with her daughter.

Scott spoke to his sister and several friends over the phone that day and acted surprised whenever someone told him about Wilson's death. His sister and a friend were just as surprised to hear Scott had the children with him, but he told them Wilson had let him pick them up.

A friend contacted police to tell them the children were with Scott and a standoff ensued for several hours until the children came out of his house safely. Scott has been in custody ever since, but Murphy says he has had his fair share of problems in prison.

He has gotten in fights, tried to ferment fruit strip snacks so he could have alcohol and has violated a no-contact order by trying to send his children letters.

Crown is asking for a 14 to 15 year parole ineligibility for Scott. Associate Chief Justice Austin Cullen is expected to give his decision tomorrow, Oct. 27.

For more of our coverage on this story, go here.


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