Crown wants 40 years without parole for B.C. man who shot and killed 4 people in Penticton

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There should be no eligibility for parole for 40 years for a former city worker who pleaded guilty to shooting four people to death in Penticton, B.C., last year, says a Crown attorney. John Brittain, 69, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court in Kelowna on Wednesday, saying he “snapped” and shot the victims over a neighbourhood dispute involving his estranged wife. Crown attorney Colin Forsyth argued Brittain must face consecutive terms for the “execution-style” killings of each victim. “Society needs to be able to express its collective outrage over what has happened,” Forsyth said. The defence is asking for 25 years before eligibility for parole.

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