Crown appeals sentences for convicted killers Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank

By The Canadian Press
March 13, 2018 - 6:02am Updated: March 13, 2018 - 9:03am

EDMONTON- The Crown is appealing sentences handed to two central Alberta men convicted of murdering a family whose bodies were found in the charred remains of their home near Castor.

Notice of the appeals claim the sentences for Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years were "demonstrably unfit."

The Crown had argued that the two men deserved the maximum of 75 years without hope of parole for what the prosecution called a contract killing of sorts.

In January, Justice Eric Macklin found Klaus and Frank guilty on three counts of first degree murder following trial in Red Deer Court of Queen's Bench. Both men are appealing their convictions and their sentences.

The bodies of Klaus's father, Gordon, and sister, Monica, were found in their burned-out farmhouse in December 2013.

His mother Sandra's body was never found but police believe she also died in the house.

(The Canadian Press)

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