Mill shooter gets life x 4
Kevin Addison has been sentenced to four life sentences, one for each of the charges against him.
Addison will not be eligible for parole for 25 years.
The charges included 2 first degree murder charges and two attempted murder charges.
Crown Counsel, Scott Van Alstine says he’s pleased with the outcome….
In April of 2014 Addison shot to death Michael Lunn as he emerged from his truck arriving at work for the day at the Western Forest Products Mill in Nanaimo.
From there, Addison went into the administration offices and shot to death Fred McEachern and then wounded Ed Kelly and Tony Sudar.
More than a dozen victim impact statements were presented during the sentencing.
Lunn’s widow, Marlene says she’s happy with the sentence….
Other members of the Lunn family said they suffered a colossal loss, every loud bang reminds them of that day and that Addison’s decision was a selfish one that affected more than just two lives.
Justice Robin Baird says the shootings are a case of extreme workplace violence and that depression doesn’t explain what happened.
Addison was asked if he had anything to say, declined, never made eye contact with any of the family and remained expressionless throughout the process.