MEDICINE HAT — A man who killed a southern Alberta teenager and then dumped her body beside a canal has been handed a 10-year prison sentence.
Justice Beth Hughes told a court in Medicine Hat today that Colin Winsor caused additional grief for his victim’s family by hiding the body, pretending she was still alive and lying to police.
Winsor was originally convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Ashton Moen and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 18 years.
But the Alberta Court of Appeal granted a re-trial after it ruled the original trial judge made mistakes when he charged the jury.
Winsor pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday.
After receiving credit for time already spent in pre-trial custody, Winsor has just under four years left to serve in jail.