The Canadian Press

2016-09-15 | CRIME Travis Vader

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An Alberta man accused of killing an Edmonton-area couple more than six years ago has been found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder. Travis Vader (VAY'-duhr) was charged in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, who disappeared while on a road trip to visit family in B-C in July 2010. The bodies of the seniors have never been found. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Denny Thomas says there wasn't enough evidence to prove first-degree murder -- the charge Vader had been facing. (The Crown had argued that Vader was a crystal meth user living in a makeshift camp when he came across the McCanns and killed them. The defence said that without evidence of human remains or a murder weapon, the Crown's case was little more than a collection of theories and circumstantial evidence, and suggested there is no proof the couple is even dead.)

Date: 2016-09-15
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

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