In the Court of Queen's Bench in Swift Current this afternoon, a second person pleaded guilty for their role in the November 2016 death of Logan Ring.
Todd Donaldson was sentenced to eight years in jail for manslaughter, leaving him six more years, taking into account time served on remand.
Five people were initially charged with second-degree murder. Both Donaldson and Rebecca Kuhlman pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter, which has a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, and no minimum sentence. Kuhlman received an eight-year jail sentence as well.
Still before the courts are the matters for Collin Perrault, Tanisha Perrault, and Jolene Epp. There's a publication ban on all circumstances presented to court until matters are concluded for all the accused.
Justice Lana Krogan, who also accepted the joint submission for Kuhlman, was presiding, and commended Ring's family and friends that were there, and thanked them for their courage throughout the proceedings.
Victim-impact statements were submitted, but not read to the court. Several people were in attendance in support of both Ring and Donaldson, including Ring's mother, Cindy McEwan.
As the less-than-one-hour sentencing wrapped up, Donaldson was asked whether he wished to say anything, to which he declined.
Donaldson originally pleaded not guilty, and had elected to proceed by Queen's Bench with a jury trial. He changed both those elections today, to Queen's Bench judge alone, and guilty.