Plea in Peerless manslaughter

Leader staff

On Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Paul Trindle pled guilty to manslaughter for a 2018 homicide in Peerless Lake, in Peace River Court of Queen’s Bench. This was a lesser offence than the original charge of second-degree murder.

On June 25, 2018 at approximately 4:15 a.m., the RCMP were called to investigate an injured man in a residence in Peerless Lake, says a June 27, 2018 RCMP news release. They found the 25-year-old Peerless Lake resident dead on the scene. An autopsy ruled the death a homicide.

Trindle was arrested for the crime, but his name and the victims name were not included in the RCMP news release.

Trindle will be back in court on Dec. 7 to set a date for sentencing. An agreed statement of facts will be prepared for sentencing, which will contain more details.

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