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Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Eric Macklin delivered his reasons for judgment on sentencing in the case of R v Jason Gordon Klaus and Joshua Gregory Frank in a Red Deer courtroom on Feb. 14, 2018. On Jan. 10, 2018, Justice Macklin found Klaus and Frank each guilty of three counts of first-degree murder for the Dec. 8, 2013, killings of Gordon Klaus, Sandra Klaus and Monica Klaus at a farm house in the County of Paintearth, Alberta.
The mandatory sentence for first-degree murder is life in prison and Justice Macklin had to decide how long the two men must serve before being eligible to apply for parole. The three options available in relation to parole ineligibility were 25 years, 50 years or 75 years.
Reasons for Judgment on Sentencing
Reasons for Judgment at Trial