Calgary man guilty of manslaughter after killing wife, burying body in basement


Calgary man guilty of manslaughter after killing wife, burying body in basement
  1. Calgary man guilty of manslaughter after killing wife, burying body in basement
    newstalk650.com
    CALGARY — A judge has rejected a man's argument that he acted in self-defence when he strangled his wife and buried her body in their basement. But Justice Rosemary Nation has still found Allan Shyback guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter rather than second-degree murder. The judge says not all of Shyback's actions were made in panic, but his intentions in killing Lisa Mitchell in Calgary almost five years ago weren't entirely clear. "He is left responsible for a culpable homicide,"…
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CALGARY — A judge has rejected a man's argument that he acted in self-defence when he strangled his wife and buried her body in their basement.

But Justice Rosemary Nation has still found Allan Shyback guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter rather than second-degree murder.

The judge says not all of Shyback's actions were made in panic, but his intentions in killing Lisa Mitchell in Calgary almost five years ago weren't entirely clear.

"He is left responsible for a culpable homicide," Nation said in her verdict Thursday.

"I am left with a reasonable doubt on the intention of the accused."

Shyback, 40, testified he had been the victim of domestic abuse for nearly a decade and Mitchell had attacked him with a knife the day she was killed.

Nation said the force Shyback used to fend off Mitchell, who was 31, was reasonable until the couple fell to the ground. At that point, Nation said, it became "more than necessary."

Mitchell was overpowered after she lost the knife, the judge said.

"He had her pinned on the floor."

Mitchell was last seen …

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