Alberta man slays former brother-in-law in dispute over home

An Alberta man who fatally stabbed his former brother-in-law and left his body in a remote area has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

PEACE RIVER, Alta. — An Alberta man who fatally stabbed his former brother-in-law and left his body in a remote area has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Kenneth Wayne Carlson, 51, of Hines Creek, was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Martin Edward Cook.

Fairview Cpl. Brad Giles says it began an investigation Aug. 14, 2010, after Cook and Carlson were both reported missing.

Carlson was arrested north of Manning about five days later and he told police where they could find Cook’s remains.

Giles says Carlson repeatedly stabbed Cook during an alcohol-fuelled disagreement over property.

He says Carlson was residing in a house that Cook used to live in, and they were arguing over who should have possession of it.