A man has been sentenced to six years and 11 months in prison in connection with the 2017 death of a 21-year-old woman in northeast Edmonton.
Sean Quewezance pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an Edmonton courtroom Thursday.
He was originally charged with manslaughter while using a firearm in connection with the July 2017 death of Jordin Amber Aksidan.
“What happened to Jordin was every family’s nightmare,” Justice Susan Richardson said.
“The death of your friend, your daughter, your niece, your cousin, that comes without any warning, that comes in the middle of the night, that comes while she was in her own home, that comes at the hands of someone who didn’t even know her, is a completely inexplicable crime.
“As parents and family members who loved Jordin, it is one of the deepest fears we can have for the people we love,” Justice Richardson said.
“Those fears were realized for Jordin’s mom, Bernadette, her aunties, her cousins and her friends.”
Aksidan was shot at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 inside an apartment near 119 Avenue and 34 Street in the Beverly area. She was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition and died later that day. An autopsy confirmed that she died from the gunshot wound.
Nearly two years after Aksidan’s death, four people — including Quewezance — were charged.
With credit for time served, Quewezance has about four years left in prison.
He received the same sentence as co-accused Michelle Mercredi and Thaiye Patenaude. Travis Serson was sentenced to seven and a half years.
This was a joint sentencing submission both the Crown and defence.
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