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Convicted killer sentenced for additional gun charges in Kelowna

FILE PHOTO: Daniel Mader was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for possessing a loaded 9mm against court orders.
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January 02, 2018 - 10:56 AM

KELOWNA – A convicted killer was sentenced to more than four more years in jail today, almost one year to the day after he was found in possession of a 9 mm handgun in Kelowna.

Daniel Mader, 34, served more than eight years in jail for helping to kill a drug dealer in 2005, and less than a year after being released from prison was arrested again when he used a stolen truck to ram a police car.

In early January of this year, RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on Hein Road where they found Mader with prohibited weapons. He and two women were arrested.

Mader was under a lifetime weapons ban, but his lawyer Claire Mastop says the gun was for protection.

“He was in fear for his life,” she said during Mader’s sentencing in Kelowna Provincial Court today, Jan. 2. “He believes the shot that killed his brother was meant for him.”

He pleaded guilty to possessing a loaded, restricted firearm without a licence and possessing a firearm while prohibited by court order.

Judge Gale Sinclair accepted a joint submission from Mastop and Crown lawyer Nick Lerfold, and sentenced him to four and a half years in prison, but gave him enhanced credit for 18 months spent in pre-trial custody.

Shannah Mccray, 31, is also charged with several gun charges and Rebecka Hill, 25, is charged with breach of bail and possession of a controlled substance. Neither Mccray nor Hill has entered a plea on the charges they face.

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