Byran “Everett” O’Reilly has been found guilty of two counts of manslaughter in the 2014 Boxing Day slayings of Matthew Hennigar and Kalvin Andy in Anahim Lake, BC. O’Reilly was originally charged with first-degree murder.
Serena Rhem, Christian Craciun and Andrew Jongbloets were charged with second-degree murder. Rhem and Craciun were found not guilty; Jongbloets was found guilty of manslaughter and is currently serving a six year sentence.
Hennigar’s widow, Stephanie Santos, says she is in shock and she does not understand the verdict.
“Two charges of manslaughter is ridiculous,” she said. “It’s mind-blowing, this person is responsible for the deaths of two people. My son is asking me where his father is? How do I explain that to him?”
Santos said O’Reilly showed zero emotion during the trial, and that having to testify as a witness was traumatizing.
“To sit and look at the man accused of murdering my husband was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” she said. “It was like reliving that night over again.”
The court will set a date for sentencing on April 19. This story will be updated as more details are made available.