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Simpson sentenced to four years in prison for manslaughter

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 | 4:55 pm

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A West Kelowna man will spend just over 3-and-a-half years in prison, for his role in the death of his roommate.

Justice Peter Rogers handed Cameron Simpson a 4-year sentence for his manslaughter conviction, for killing Robert Isaac at their Stevens Road home in West Kelowna two years ago.

While Justice Rogers noted he did not believe Simpson was a risk to the public, he did say a message had to be sent to the general public about the crime.

Justice Rogers also refuted Simpson’s version of the tragic day’s events, saying it was not purely an “accident,” but rather a “conventional case of manslaughter.”

Before the sentencing, Simpson made a statement to the court.

“I’m sorry for what happened,” said Simpson, “and I wish I could take that day back.”

The Crown had been seeking a 7 to 10 year sentence.

Other than the prison term, Simpson is also banned from owning firearms, and must submit a DNA sample.

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