A man convicted of murdering a Calgary father eight years ago will get a new trial.
The Alberta Court of Appeal has quashed the first-degree murder conviction against Sheldon Bertrum Worme.
He was found guilty in the June 2008 death of Daniel Levesque, while two other men, Derek Joseph Campeau and Aaron Stevens, were found guilty of manslaughter.
Worme appealed his conviction, citing issues with the Mr. Big operation as well as with the judge’s decision to limit the testimony given by Stevens’ girlfriend, who took a call from Stevens during the assault.
Court heard Levesque invited Worme and his girlfriend over for drinks, and Worme later contacted Campeau and Stevens to join them, and they arrived after Levesque fell asleep.
He woke up to find the men stealing from him, which led to an altercation.
Levesque was later tortured and beaten to death.