by Andrew McCormack for Swift Current Online
One of five people charged in the November 2016 death of Logan Ring pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Court of Queen’s Bench in Swift Current Tuesday.
Rebecca Kuhlman was sentenced by Justice Lana Krogan to eight years in jail for her part in Ring’s death.
The body of 21-year-old Ring was found in a parking lot at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park in November 2016. Eleven months after the investigation began, 49-year-old Collin Perrault turned himself in to Swift Current RCMP. The remaining four people were charged over the course of a week.
There is a court-issued publication ban on all evidence until the conclusion of the matter with the four co-accused including Collin Perrault, Tanisha Perrault, Todd Donaldson and Jolene Epp. At the time charges were laid, RCMP said all five of the accused knew each other and the victim.
All five were initially charged with second-degree murder, the remaining four still are.
Ring’s mother Cindy McEwen was in attendance. Justice Krogan thanked Ring’s family for their courage in being involved in the process and in moving forward living their lives in honour of Ring’s memory.
Kuhlman has to provide a DNA sample and received a 10-year firearms prohibition.
Preliminary hearings begin for Collin and Tanisha Perrault on Oct. 1.