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15 years for killing senior

A Mission man was sentenced to 15 years in jail for the death of a Port Alberni senior.

Channon Paul Coulter pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a 75-year-old Mervin Hankins.

RCMP Cpl. K. Amelia Hayden said Hankins, of Port Alberni, was found dead in his home in the 3500 block of 4th Ave. on Jan. 13, 2012.

Coulter was arrested in relation to Hankins death in February 2016. 

Coulter pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Supreme Court in Nanaimo and was sentenced to 15 years less credit for time served and he was given a lifetime firearms prohibition.



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