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Kelowna teen killer's sentencing to be scheduled next month

Elijah-Iain Beauregard with B.C. musician Merkules.
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April 21, 2021 - 1:00 PM

The sentencing date for the killer of Kelowna teen Eli Beauregard will be set on May 3, the B.C. Prosecution Service said.

The teen, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded guilty in February to the June 27, 2019 manslaughter.

The sentencing won't bring much relief to the family, Beauregard's father said in a recent interview.

Eli, he said, was stabbed in the arm and while in the hospital it was amputated. He fell into a coma and never woke up.

Robyn said that he’s learned in the months since his son’s death that there were more drugs and alcohol in the mix than he initially realized, which he’s frustrated by but is trying to get past.

“Maybe another family going through something similar can know, to hold that child a little closer, let them you know you care and it’s a temporary thing, and doesn’t have to be a permanent problem,” he said.

“When you lose a child you have to live with it forever. It never goes away. I will be totally fine at home or at work, and then I will watch a movie or someone will say something he said to me and it just all comes up again. It never goes away. I hope that girl knows that. I hope that she knows I wake up every day knowing that my son never got the chance to be an adult.”

He said the courts have asked him to take part in a reconciliation process with his son’s killer but he can’t bring himself to do it. He still can’t reconcile himself with the fact that he will never see his son again, let alone do more.

READ MORE: Father of slain teen learning to live with void

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