Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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CALGARY - The Crown is painting a dark picture of the man accused of brutally killing a couple and their five-year-old grandson over a grudge about a patent for an oilfield pump.

Prosecutor Shane Parker says Douglas Garland didn't forget or forgive a grudge he had against Alvin Liknes (LIHK'-niss) over a pump they had both worked on.

Garland is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and Nathan O'Brien, who was on a sleepover at his grandparents' Calgary home.

The Crown believes the Likneses and Nathan were attacked in the couple's home on June 30th, 2014.

He says D-N-A and blood evidence suggests they were still alive when they were taken to Garland's farm north of Calgary.

Parker told the jury in his closing arguments today that Garland fantasized about Kathy Liknes. …

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