One of two teens convicted of killing a Saskatchewan couple in 2012 has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.
Jack Nolin, now 20, was 17 when he shot and killed Geene and Teresa Nolin in their home in Rapid View to get drug money.
The couple were well known in the community for their involvement in chuckwagon racing and their work with foster children.
Nolin was found guilty of first-degree murder last April and consented to an adult life sentence.
Court heard Nolin has become afraid of being out in society and his lawyer says he doesn’t feel ready to leave prison.
“He’s not ready to as he says ‘come out’ onto the street or be amongst people because he has become somewhat institutionalized,” George Combe said, adding the adult sentence was the best move for his client.
“He still can’t come to grips or explain why this horrendous act took place so he’s very upset. I don’t know if he will ever know why it took place.”
Combe says he is happy with the ruling and hopes his client can get the counselling he needs.
During a police interview shown at his trial, Nolin said he and a 14-year-old boy were drinking when they concocted a plan to stab the couple, but ended up using guns.
The 14-year-old was earlier sentenced to four-and-a-half years for his role in the murders.
-With files from CJNB and the Canadian Press