Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Victim's Sister Disappointed as B.C. Man Convicted in Fatal Lake Crash Gets Bail

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Victim's Sister Disappointed as B.C. Man Convicted in Fatal Lake Crash Gets Bail

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Man convicted in fatal speedboat crash gets bail

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VANCOUVER - British Columbia's highest court has granted bail to a man who recklessly drove his speedboat into a houseboat on Shuswap Lake, leaving one person dead and several others injured.

Leon Reinbrecht, 54, was granted bail in the B.C. Court of Appeal following a hearing in Vancouver on Friday. He has been in custody since June 2, when he was sentenced to three years in prison.

He was convicted on one count each of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm following a trial last year.

Houseboat operator Ken Brown was killed on July 3, 2010 when Reinbrecht's speedboat plowed into the vessel following a post-Canada Day fireworks display on Magna Bay. …

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