Killer of Calgary mom sentenced to life in prison

By The Canadian Press
March 2, 2018 - 8:01am Updated: March 2, 2018 - 8:48am

CALGARY - A man convicted of killing of a young Calgary mother by stabbing her 75 times has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 17 years.

Kevin Rubletz, who is 33, was sentenced Thursday after a jury found him guilty last November of second-degree murder a conviction that carries a minimum 10-year period of incarceration before parole eligibility.

Court heard Rubletz and his common-law wife, Jessica Rae Newman, were in a child-custody dispute when the 24-year-old woman disappeared in March 2015.

Newman was reported missing one day before a custody hearing involving a son the pair shared.

The woman's body was discovered in a ditch near Airdrie nearly two months later, and jurors were told she had been stabbed inside a vehicle that was used to pick her up after she left work on the day of her disappearance.

The Crown had sought 17 years in prison before parole eligibility, while the defence had argued for 12 to 15 years.

(The Canadian Press - CTV Calgary) 

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