CALGARY – A sentencing hearing date has been set for Dec. 2 in the case of Nicholas Rasberry, who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Calgary teacher Craig Kelloway.
The hearing, set Friday, is expected to take a full day and will include victim impact statements.
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Rasberry, 32, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kelloway, 31, who was stabbed to death May 4, 2013 in Rasberry’s Auburn Bay home. Rasberry maintained he was acting in self defence, and claimed Kelloway was threatening to rape him.
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Justice Robert Hall said the two men “were the only people present during the altercation” in a lengthy written decision read on Oct. 28.
“I find myself skeptical of Rasberry’s version of events,” Hall said, rejecting Rasberry’s claim of self defence in light of the 37 wounds and three knives used in the stabbing. Hall called the actions of the accused “unreasonable.”
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