The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by a Calgary killer to have his sentence reduced.
Kyle Earl Pate-Miller was initially charged with first-degree murder in the January 2014 death of Dennis Barreira.
His body was found inside a southeast home, with the autopsy concluding he had been strangled.
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Pate-Miller eventually pleaded guilty to mansalughter, and was sentenced to eight years behind bars.
But he appealed for a handful of reasons, including that the judge put too much weight on Pate-Miller’s apparent lack of remorse.
In a written decision released today, the Court of Appeal says the sentence was the right one.
A second man charged in the case is expected in court next month.