Poll: stacked jail sentences

Jacob Forman has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for 35 years.

Forman earlier this month pleaded guilty in a Kelowna courtroom to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his daughters and to second-degree murder in the death of his wife. The charges automatically carried concurrent life sentences, but Justice Allen Betton ruled late today that Forman’s two periods of parole ineligibility will run consecutively. Minus an unannounced period of time already served, the 35-year-old Forman won’t get a chance at freedom until he’s nearly 70 years old.

It’s the first time a B.C. judge has issued back-to-back sentences of parole ineligibility.

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