A man accused of killing a Samson Cree Nation woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter.
Joshua Crier, who was 19 at the time, was originally charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Kirsten Cutknife, 20, of Samson Cree Nation on Nov. 28, 2015.
Police launched an investigation after her body was found in a residence on the morning of Nov. 28 on the Samson Cree townsite at Maskwacis. Crier was arrested later that day.
Crier was given credit for 664 days of pre-trial custody.
A three-week trial had been set for March 5-23 in Wetaskiwin provincial court.