After sitting on a courtroom bench for two weeks, listening to evidence about her father’s murder, Patricia Harris finally had the chance to speak Friday.
“I hate you for the pain, I hate you for the heartaches and I detest you for the torments of emotions you have caused me,” Harris told Jayme Joshua Pasieka, who was sentenced to life in prison Friday, with no chance of parole eligibility for 25 years.
Pasieka arrived at the Loblaw warehouse in west Edmonton where he was an employee Feb. 28, 2014, and stabbed six of his co-workers, killing Fitzroy Harris, 50, and Thierno Bah, 41.
Pasieka, 33, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder March 3.
For most of the trial, Pasieka stared blankly. On Friday, he didn’t react while Patricia Harris spoke, but he lifted his eyes to follow her as she crossed the courtroom on her way back to a seat in the gallery after delivering her victim impact statement.
Speaking outside after the hearing, Patricia Harris said she thinks Pasieka heard her. Several other victim impact statements were also read aloud before Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Donna Shelley handed down her decision.
Fitzroy Harris’ granddaughter, Kiara Harris, 9, wrote a letter about missing her “papa.”
“He was like a best friend to me. I wish I got to say my last word to him before he left,”…
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