Kamloops schoolyard killer sentenced

By James Peters
March 11, 2016 - 2:19pm Updated: March 11, 2016 - 6:34pm

KAMLOOPS — One of the men who admitted to the 2011 killing of Archie LePretre in downtown Kamloops has received his sentence.

BC Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley sentenced Anthony Scotchman to seven years in prison, minus three years for time served.

Scotchman pleaded guilty to manslaughter in LePretre's killing, with his co-accused Travis Johnny pleading guilty to second degree murder.

LePretre was killed while playing basketball with his cousin on March 22nd, 2011, outside of Stuart Wood Elementary School.

Though LePretre was not a gang member, the killing was believed to be gang-related.

A date for Johnny's sentencing will be set later this month.

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