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Sentencing hearing in decades old murder case, postponed to new year

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CALGARY, AB – Sentencing for a former southern Alberta man, convicted of killing a 21 year old woman nearly two decades ago, will now take place in the new year.

53 year old Stephane Parent was scheduled to be sentenced in a Calgary courtroom Monday but instead he fired his lawyer and asked for a pre-sentence report which adjourned the proceedings.

In October, a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Adrienne McColl who was last seen alive around Valentines Day 2002.

Her body was found in a field near Nanton three days later.

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Jurors heard McColl had been beaten and strangled.

Years later, new DNA evidence led investigators to Parent who was arrested in Quebec in 2018 and brought back to Alberta to face the murder charge.

A second degree murder conviction carries with it a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 to 25 years.

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