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NEWS: Nunavut November 12, 2004 - 11:00 am

Rankin killer gets 14 years for manslaughter


A Nunavut court judge sentenced a former resident of Whale Cove last week to more than a decade in prison, after the man admitted to killing a Rankin Inlet woman last year.

Allen Kabvitok, 36, plead guilty to manslaughter, and confessed to strangling and then mutilating the body of Donna Kusugak in March, 2003.

Kabvitok was originally charged with first-degree murder, a charge that was later downgraded to second-degree murder.

After hearing Kabvitok’s guilty plea, Justice Ted Scanlan sentenced him to 14 years in prison, with no eligibilty for parole for seven years.

He also ordered Kabvitok to submit a DNA sample to a federal registry, and extended the ban on his use of firearms.

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