Crown and defence lawyers say an Alberta woman who pleaded guilty to shooting her husband and dumping his body in a slough should spend up to 18 years in prison.
Helen Naslund pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter in the September 2011 shooting of 49-year old Miles Naslund on a farm near Holden, Alta.
The couple’s son, Neil Naslund, pleaded guilty to offering an indignity to human remains.
The mother and son were initially charged with first-degree murder
Both are in court in Edmonton Friday for sentencing hearings.
An agreed statement of facts says there had been a domineering pattern of abuse in the marriage. It says Helen Naslund shot her husband twice in the back of his head with a 22-calibre pistol when he was in bed.
The statement of facts says she and her son put the body in a metal truckbox and used a boat to dump it in a swampy area.
It says they threw the gun in another slough and buried the victim’s car in a farmer’s field.
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