The man who killed a man he knew in his home and then drove him to the back of his car to drive away was sentenced to a life in jail.
The judge said the “unimaginable” cruelty was “not something you would expect to happen to someone in your position.”
It’s a sentence that sends a strong message to other people, the judge said.
“This was an individual who did not deserve to live, and I think it’s important to recognize that,” said Judge James Friesen.
The Crown argued that there was a “compelling case” for the life sentence.
But Friesesen said he would have had to weigh the seriousness of the offence against the punishment.
“It’s hard to say, but the case against this defendant is just overwhelming,” he said.
The defendant was also found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.
He is now out on bail for two more years.
It was the second murder in less than a year in Ontario.
In August, police say a man was stabbed to death in a home on the city’s south side.
That man was also sentenced to two life terms.
The victim, who was stabbed in the back, had been missing for two months and police said he had been the victim of a sexual assault.
The woman was not injured in the slaying.
“If we had not been able to locate him by the time we did the forensic analysis of the remains, we would have no idea,” said Det.
Sgt. Rick Dettman.
In the case of the stabbing death of the victim, Dettmann said there is evidence that he was stabbed on a couch in the basement, but Dettmans investigators couldn’t find the man’s body.
The man was found dead on his back in his car, about 200 metres from the home.
A man has been charged in connection with the murder of a man who was killed in his Ontario home in 2015.
The suspect is a 27-year-old from the Toronto area.
Police say he lived with the victim at a house in the city.
He was charged with first- and second-degree homicide and two counts of attempted murder.