Appeals Dismissed for GB Man’s Killer
A manslaughter conviction has been upheld in the case of a Calgary man who killed a man from Glace Bay.
Nicholas Rasberry was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2015 for the death of Craig Kelloway in May of 2013.
In a unanimous decision today, the Alberta Court of Appeal dismissed appeals launched by both the Crown and the defence in the case.
The Crown was asking for Rasberry to be re-tried for murder instead of manslaughter, while the defence sought an acquittal.
Kelloway was stabbed 37 times in Rasberry’s Calgary area home, though Rasberry claims he was defending himself from a sexual assault—a claim Kelloway’s family says they don’t believe.
The case will be coming back before the court, as Rasberry’s seven-year sentence is also being appealed.
A date for that hearing has yet to be scheduled.