A B.C. Supreme Court judge has sentenced Thomas Robert Holden to 10 years in prison for his role in the 2008 shooting deaths of Lisa Dudley and Guthrie McKay.
Holden was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and will get a 145-day credit for having served 95 days in prison.
He’ll also have to submit DNA samples and is not allowed to own firearms.
Both Crown and Defence had been asking for a 10-year sentence. However, the families of Dudley and Guthrie were looking for a 25-year sentence.
Holden had been described as the “directing mind” in Dudley’s and McKay’s deaths, with Crown arguing that there had been an organized hit on the duo.
Court also heard that at one point, the so-called hit was worth about $25,000.
The couple was shot in their Mission home in 2008.
Three other people, including Jack Douglas Woodruff, Justin Andrew Mackinnon, and Bruce Main, were also charged in this case.
“He has asked no forgiveness from me”
But for his victim’s families, it doesn’t feel like a win.
Lisa Dudley's father says the justice system has failed his daughter today. pic.twitter.com/t0ZAiR3o22
— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) February 10, 2017
Lisa’s mother Rosemarie says Holden hasn’t asked for forgiveness, so he’s not getting it.
“He has asked no forgiveness from me…and so he gets none….but, he’s a wonderful coward, almost revelling in his fear, I’ll give him that. So Tom, if you’re listening, my sweet daughter, Lisa was a much better woman than you are a man.”
She says she was hoping he would get 25 years.
With files from Jeremy Lye