Life sentence for young man convicted in New Year's Day 2013 murder in Red Deer

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
May 8, 2017 - 1:46pm Updated: May 9, 2017 - 8:47am

A life sentence has been handed down for a young man convicted in a New Year's Day 2013 murder in Red Deer.

The body of 25-year-old Lloyd Robert Sarson was found in a vehicle in an Eastview alley early on January 1, 2013. He had been shot eight times.

A week later, RCMP charged a 17-year-old male with First Degree Murder. He was arrested in Vancouver in March 2014 and had a jury trial in Red Deer late last year, where he was found guilty.

Though he is now 21, the man cannot be named due to his age at the time of the shooting.

The prosecution applied to have the young man sentenced as an adult.

In Red Deer court last Thursday, the young man was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 10 years. 

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