The Canadian Press

2009-01-19 | CRIME Mayerthorpe Mounties

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Two men charged with helping a cop hater gun down four Alberta Mounties in 2005 pleaded guilty on January 19th to four counts of manslaughter rather than face a first-degree murder trial. Chief Crown prosecutor Orest Yereniuk (yur-EN'-ee-uk) said he was satisfied that justice had been served with the plea deal given to 29-year-old Shawn Hennessey and 25-year-old Dennis Cheeseman. (The four RCMP constables were ambushed by James Roszko while they were staking out his rural property near Mayerthorpe. Hennessey and Cheeseman were sentenced on January 30th to 15 years and 12 years in prison. They appealed both their sentences and convictions.)

Date: 2009-01-19
Placeline: EDMONTON, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this is a horrific event that happened close to four years ago and it today accommodated in the guilty pleas by both accused of four counts of manslaughter involving each and every police officer killed in line of duty there is Justice served here >>