Jayme Pasieka sentenced to two concurrent life sentences | Edmonton | News – Alberta News

Jayme Pasieka sentenced to two concurrent life sentences | Edmonton | News – Alberta News

A sentencing hearing for the man convicted of murdering two men and injuring four others in a 2014 workplace stabbing spree is expected to get underway Friday.

Jayme Pasieka, 33, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and four counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault March 3 in connection to the attack at the west Edmonton Loblaw warehouse where Pasieka worked.

Thierno Bah, 41, and Fitzroy Harris, 50, were stabbed to death.

A jury found Pasieka guilty of all charges after an eight-day trial that heard testimony from a number of his former colleagues, including the four men who were stabbed but survived.

Pasieka, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, took the stand himself and gave evidence about hearing voices, and talked about planning the attack.

First-degree murder convictions come with an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole eligibility for 25 years. Crown prosecutor Kim Goddard could argue that Pasieka should serve his two sentences consecutively, which would put his parole eligibility period at 50 years.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Donna Shelley will also determine sentences on the four attempted murder and four aggravated assault convictions.



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