Applause in a Calgary courtroom as the three people convicted in the death of Ryan Lane have officially been sentenced.
Earlier this week, Sheena Cuthill, her husband Tim Rempel and his brother Will Rempel were found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Lane.
After hearing several victim impact statements this morning, the judge handed the trio the mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Lane went missing in February 2012 and his burned body was found at a gravel pit near Beiseker a few months later.
Outside court, relief from Lane’s family over the sentencing.
“So glad it’s over,” his mother Lorraine Jackson told reporters.
Court heard a statement from Cuthill right before sentencing, but not from the Rempel brothers, something that didn’t bother Jackson.
“I didn’t want to hear them, I don’t believe them,” she said.
Lane’s sister Meagan also spoke to reporters, reading a brief statement, thanking everyone involved, including the crown prosecutors, police, jury and many others.
The Rempel brothers were also found guilty of kidnapping in the case, and the judge gave them a concurrent sentence of ten years behind bars.