A judge has found an Alberta man guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of two seniors who disappeared more than six years ago.
The judge told an Edmonton court he has concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that Travis Vader killed Lyle and Marie McCann during a robbery.
Vader was charged with first-degree murder.
But Justice Denny Thomas says there wasn’t enough evidence to conclude Vader planned to killed the McCanns.
The bodies of the McCanns, who were both in their late 70s, have never been found, but Vader’s DNA and a fingerprint were found in their SUV.
The vehicle and the couple’s burned-out motor home were discovered west of Edmonton days after the McCanns vanished.