Two days have been set aside in December for the sentencing of a man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in Nelson.
Alex Willness will be in court on Dec. 18 and 19 after being found guilty of manslaughter in the 2020 death of Cst. Allan Young of the Abbotsford Police Department.
The maximum sentence is life in prison but there is no minimum and most cases draw 10 years in prison or less.
Willness’ trial heard that he hit Young over the head with a skateboard on Baker Street after Young confronted him. Young had been dining on a patio with his wife and some others when Willness walked down the street yelling.
Young, 55, succumbed to his injuries five days later.