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Snelson sentencing set for Nov. 14

Neil George Snelson will be back in a Kelowna courtroom Nov. 14, to learn his sentence for the conviction he was delivered last week.

Snelson was found guilty of manslaughter, relating to the death of Jennifer Cusworth, a 19-year-old college student who was found dead in a ditch Oct. 17, 1993 after a house party she and Snelson both attended.

Cusworth had been strangled, but ultimately died from multiple blows to the side and back of her head.

Snelson was charged with her first degree murder in 2009, after his DNA came up as a match to the semen found in Cusworth. He’s been in custody ever since and that time will count as four-years, when sentencing occurs.

Manslaughter sentences can range in severity from little more than probation to 25 years in prison.

 

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