Woman guilty for her role in deadly home invasion

CALGARY — A woman whose brother was killed while he took part in an alcohol-fuelled home invasion three years ago has pleaded guilty to her part in the attack.

CALGARY — A woman whose brother was killed while he took part in an alcohol-fuelled home invasion three years ago has pleaded guilty to her part in the attack.

Angela Eriksen of Carseland changed her plea in a Calgary courtroom on Wednesday.

She agreed to plead guilty to assault causing bodily harm and in return, prosecutors dropped the break and enter charge against her.

Court was told that Eriksen was seven months pregnant when she drove her brother, Lance Norton, and his friend, Christopher Hansen, to the home of her ex-boyfriend, Dan Olineck.

Court was told the men wanted to confront Olineck at his home in Langdon and get even with him for dumping Eriksen.

During the attack, Olineck grabbed a knife and defended himself against the intruders, stabbing Norton to death and seriously injuring Hansen.

Olineck was not charged with any crime.

Olineck, 39, testified he had recently broken up with Eriksen and that her family was furious.

Court was told Eriksen suggested to her brother that Olineck had been responsible for tampering with the seatbelts in her car, possibly in an attempt to harm the unborn baby.

Hansen has pleaded guilty to the home invasion and is serving seven years in prison.