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Badour sentenced to life in prison

Longterm sex offender Roger Badour was  sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 10 years in Kamloops on Wednesday.

Badour, an offender with a history of preying on vulnerable women, was arrested Nov. 8, 2011 in Penticton.

When it was discovered he had an outstanding Canada-wide warrant, officers went to the home of Gisele Duckham, 56, on Osprey Lake Road in Princeton the following day.

She was found dead on the premises, and Badour was subsequently charged.

Badour's previous court appearances in Penticton were somewhat bizarre.

His preliminary hearing in September of 2012 was adjourned after he fell ill in a Penticton court room.

At one point, he also claimed he feared for his life in the North Fraser Pretrial Centre, so much so that another inmate offered him a shank for protection.

With files Radio NL

 

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