Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Imprisoned for Father's Violent, Bloody Roadside Death

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Imprisoned for Father's Violent, Bloody Roadside Death

Article excerpt

Volent roadside death leads to prison time

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MORLEY, Alta. - An Alberta man who admitted to punching and stomping his father to death and attacking his sister on the Trans-Canada Highway after a night of heavy drinking has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Tristan Wesley, a 29-year-old Morley resident, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the July 2015 killing of Myles McLean.

The Morley resident, who had originally been charged with second-degree murder, also pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm in relation to the attack on his sister.

The court heard that the accused and his 55-year-old father had been drinking at a casino and were being driven home by the sister when the men got into an argument and Wesley started hitting his dad.

The vehicle stopped and McLean was beaten during two separate instances on the roadside -- the second time when he tried to stop Wesley from striking his sibling after she tried to intervene.

The Crown had sought a prison term of five to seven years, while the defence argued for either a suspended sentence with probation, or a jail term of up to two years. …

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