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SENTENCING - Homicide - First degree murder - Sentencing considerations - Aggravating factors - Rehabilitation - Remorse - Stale offences - Seriousness of offence - Age of accused

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 8:44 AM  

Appeal by Ellacott from the sentence of life imprisonment with seven years of parole ineligibility imposed following his 2012 first-degree murder conviction. Ellacott was 15 years old in 1983 when he committed the murder of an elderly neighbour for whom he had been doing household chores. The victim was brutally stabbed and had her jugular vein cut after having been raped and sodomised. It was almost 30 years later that a fingerprint left at the crime scene was linked to Ellacott. He was placed under surveillance...