Man convicted of manslaughter wants community sentence

EDMONTON — A person convicted of manslaughter in a grad party attack that killed a 20-year-old Edmonton-area man is hoping for a sentence to be served in the community.

EDMONTON — A person convicted of manslaughter in a grad party attack that killed a 20-year-old Edmonton-area man is hoping for a sentence to be served in the community.

In June, a judge found Colin Bibaud guilty in the 2007 slaying of Eric Olsen at a home near Stony Plain, west of Edmonton.

At a sentencing hearing, Bibaud’s lawyer asked that Bibaud be allowed serve his sentence in the community instead of behind bars, but the Crown asked for six to eight years.

During Bibaud’s trail, court heard that Olsen ran across the street and climbed onto the roof of a house in an effort to escape a group of young people chasing him.

However, he was kicked and beaten unconscious and then knocked off the roof to the ground, where he was repeatedly kicked by the mob and then died in hospital four days later.

Bibaud will find out his sentence on Friday.