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Alberta triple murderer to face sentencing and family of his victimsAlberta triple murderer to face sentencing and …

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An Alberta man who butchered a father, his two-year-old daughter and an elderly woman two years ago is expected to come face-to-face today with the families of his victims.

It took a jury just three hours Wednesday to convict Derek Saretzky of three counts of first-degree murder and a fourth charge of causing indignity to a human body.

The 24-year-old murdered Terry Blanchette, his daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech in the Crowsnest Pass area of southwestern Alberta in September 2015.

The jury recommended he not be eligible for parole for 75 years.

Saretzky is scheduled to face sentencing arguments and hear eight impact statements from friends and family members of the three victims.

Crown prosecutor Photini Papadatou expects two or three of them will be read aloud in court.

Defence lawyer Patrick Edgerton told reporters that the case was emotional for everyone involved.

“This has been a tough process for everyone involved

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Derek Saretzky Sentencing: Triple-Murderer Hears From Victims’ Loved Ones

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The grandmother of a two-year-old girl killed by triple murderer Derek Saretzky says she can hear screams when she imagines what the child’s final moments must have been like.

Terry-Lynn Dunbar delivered an emotional statement at Saretzky’s sentencing hearing describing the loss of her granddaughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.

“I can hear her screaming in my mind begging for her mom and her dad … The horror she must have endured haunts my every moment,”

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/29/derek-saretzky-sentencing-triple-murderer-hears-from-victims-l_a_23008648/