A Glendon woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after her initial sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court in February.
The Canadian Press is reporting that Deborah Doonanco, 58, who was initially found guilty of second-degree murder, arson and interfering with human remains after Kevin Feland’s body was found in her home in Glendon in May 2014, had a hearing earlier Monday where she pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The report says a joint submission of facts by the Crown and defence attorneys is recommending an eight-year sentence with four years of credit for time served.
After receiving a life sentence in prison following the initial trial, she appealed her conviction to the Alberta Court of Appeal, which dismissed it,
That’s when the matter was taken to the Supreme Court of Canada as one of three judges gave a dissenting opinion and was granted a new trial.
An agreed statement of facts says the relationship between Doonanco and Feland was characterized by abuse.