By The Canadian Press on January 8, 2019.
EDMONTON – A man found guilty of killing two Edmonton convenience store clerks is appealing his conviction and the Crown is appealing his sentence.
Laylin Delorme was sentenced to two terms of life in prison to be served simultaneously in the first-degree murders of two workers at separate Mac’s stores in December 2015.
The concurrent sentences mean he must serve 25 years before being eligible for parole rather than a longer period.
Delorme’s appeal claims the verdict was not supported by evidence and there was a miscarriage of justice.
The Crown is appealing the sentence on the grounds that it did not take into account the gravity of the offence and degree of Delorme’s responsibility.
Delorme also received two eight-year sentences for robbery.
Ricky Cenabre and Karanpal Bhangu, both immigrants, were working alone on the night shift when they were robbed, beaten and shot about 20 minutes apart.
Bhangu, who was 35, had moved from India four months before he was killed. Cenabre, who was 41, had come to Canada five years earlier from the Philippines.
Delorme’s co-accused, Colton Steinhauer, is schedule to go to trial in the spring.
A teenager was convicted in November on two counts of manslaughter for his role in the killings.
Police arrested the youth along with two men following a car chase.
(CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)
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