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Blaine Taypotat outside Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon June 2015.
Blaine Taypotat outside Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon June 2015. File photo/CKOM news

Sentence appeal denied for man who hit and killed a Sask. conservation officer

By CJME News
April 14, 2016 - 11:06pm

A man who pled guilty to driving drunk when he hit and killed a Saskatchewan conservation officer will not get a shorter sentence.

Blaine Taypotat was given a 9 ½ year jail sentence for killing a conservation officer on Highway 11 near Saskatoon in May 2013.

Blaine Taypotat leaves Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench in June 2015.
Blaine Taypotat leaves Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench in June 2015. CKOM NEWS

Man who struck, killed Saskatchewan conservation officer appeals sentence

By The Canadian Press
April 14, 2016 - 7:36am

REGINA — A man who struck and killed a conservation officer on a Saskatchewan highway says the court didn't properly consider his background of poverty, abuse in a residential school and struggle with alcohol when he was sentenced.

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