HASH(0x811eb8)

Charges laid in jail assault on man who killed Calgary couple and grandchild

Charges laid in assault on triple killer

CALGARY — Charges have been laid in a jailhouse attack on a man convicted of killing a Calgary couple and their grandchild.

Police say three inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre have been charged with assault and a fourth man faces a similar charge that is expected to be laid “in the coming weeks.”

Police did not name the victim, but Douglas Garland’s lawyer confirmed that his client was attacked Friday night while waiting to be transferred to a federal prison.

Garland, 57, was found guilty last week of killing Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O’Brien.

He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance at parole for 75 years.

Brandon Richards, 34, Connor Skipper, 20, and Michael Bohdan, 30, have been charged with assault.

Police say the 57-year-old man who was attacked was seriously injured and taken to hospital. He was released on the weekend and returned to custody.

Defence lawyer Kim Ross said it was his understanding that the assault was minor. He said Garland was being held in an area that should have been safe.

The trial was told Garland held a petty grudge against Alvin Liknes over an old business dealing.

Garland attacked the trio in the Liknes home, then took them to his farm where he killed and dismembered them before burning their remains.

 

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Two-car collision on Springfield Road in Kelowna

Traffic was slowed for about 30 minutes at the corner of Dilworth and Springfield.

Life on Munson Pond looking pretty bright

Earth Day event in Kelowna showcases work that’s four years in the making

Rental housing proposed for Kelowna’s BC Tree Fruit site

Proposal will add 148 new rental units on old packinghouse site

Pair of quartets headline Chamber Music Kelowna’s season finale

The Pacifica Quartet and the Dover Quartet will be gracing the Mary Irwin Theatre stage.

Kelowna-based pot chain acquired by international cannabis company

Compass Cannabis Clinic acquired in multi-million dollar deal by Isodiol International Inc.

Talent show benefits African orphanage

Summerland Secondary School students organized fundraiser

As Osoyoos Indian Band flourishes, so too does Okanagan’s wine tourism

Indigenous practices have driven growth of South Okanagan’s wine history and agricultural influence

Renewed plea for answers in 40-year-old B.C. cold case

The family of Lawrence Wellington Allard is hoping a private reward will get them some closure

UPDATED: Arrest made after van hits pedestrians in Toronto

Police are not saying what is the extent of injuries yet

Deadline approaches for regional business excellence awards

Awards in June will celebrate top businesses in the Thompson Okanagan region

B.C. farmland values grew at slower rate in 2017: report

Vancouver Island saw the highest growth in the province

MMIW drone team fundraising for summer searches

Organizers expect the searches to expand this summer

Turbulent times for outgoing B.C. Lieutenant Governor

Judith Guichon ends term today, returns to Nicola Valley ranch

Most Read