Calgary man sentenced in girlfriend's death

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2018 - 7:51am Updated: July 11, 2018 - 9:14am

CALGARY- A 34-year-old Calgary man convicted of killing his girlfriend and attempting to frame her death as a suicide has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Luke Anthony MacLeod was sentenced yesterday after he pleaded guilty in April to a charge of manslaughter in the March 2015 death of Sheri Michelle Carpen.

MacLeod was originally charged with second-degree murder when he was arrested in Coaldale in November of the same year.

Court heard he told police Carpen killed herself, but an autopsy and an investigation revealed the 31-year-old woman suffered blunt force trauma to her head and had been strangled during a fight fuelled by cocaine and alcohol.

The woman's body was found in the basement of a Calgary home.

Prior to sentencing, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Keith Yamauchi noted that it took nearly two minutes for MacLeod to squeeze the life out of his girlfriend.

(The Canadian Press - CTV Cgy)


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