Prosecution Wants 3-5 Years For Killer of Mabou Man
Prosecutors are looking for a three to five year prison term for an Edmonton man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a Mabou native.
23-year-old Cody Kyle Jensen has admitted to stabbing 22-year-old Kenzie Beaton in January of 2012 at an inn in Jasper, Alberta.
Jensen was convicted in May and his sentencing hearing took place yesterday in Edmonton.
Beaton’s family read several victim impact statements in court, yesterday.
At his trial, the court heard Jensen was awoken by noise from Beaton’s adjoining room just before 4:00 in the morning.
There was an altercation between the two men and Beaton suffered a single, fatal stab wound to his abdomen.
The judge ruled that Jensen had no intent to kill Beaton, but rejected his claim that the killing was self-defence because she believed he used excessive force.
A sentencing decision is scheduled for Monday.