13/12/2014

Two men in Surrey Six killings given automatic life sentences (Video)

The two men convicted in the Surrey Six murders, which a judge called a “horrifying display of wanton violence,” have been sentenced to life with no parole eligibility for 25 years.
After the sentences were read, Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston smiled and shook hands with lawyers as the families of victims looked on.
Johnston has also received a sentence of 20 years on a conspiracy charge. Haevischer has received 18 years on the same charge.
Both must also give DNA samples and are subject to a lifetime firearms ban.
Two of the victims were innocent bystanders — Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenberg.
Eileen Mohan, Chris’ mother, provided one of nine victim impact statements in court today.
She sobbed throughout her statement, saying at the height of her mourning, she hated God with all her heart, soul, and mind. She said as she held the urn containing Christopher’s ashes, she hated herself for bringing him into this world to suffer the fate he did.
Mohan also referenced the toll her son’s death took on her marriage, which ended in divorce following the killing.
The statements were either read by a lawyer or personally delivered by family members.
A letter from Ed Schellenberg’s daughter Rachael read to the court said she believes that if the killers knew what kind of man her dad was, they would have walked away.