A 27-year-old Fort McMurray man will be spending the next few years behind bars for manslaughter.
Brian Christopher Rickett was sentenced in an Edmonton courtroom on Monday to six-and-a-half years for his role in the death of 33-year-old Mark Wiley.
In the early morning hours of April 7th, 2017, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to reports of an aggravated assault on Franklin Avenue between Father Mercredi Street and McLeod Street.
When officers arrived on scene they found Wiley seriously injured. He was taken to the hospital in Fort McMurray and was eventually transported to Edmonton.
Police say Wiley died a few days later.
Rickett was originally charged with second-degree murder, however, he plead guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter back in March.
As part of his sentence, he’s being ordered to pay $200 and will receive a 10-year firearm prohibition once released.
Rickett was also given time served meaning the 789 days he spent in jail before will be taken off his sentence.