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CanadaManslaughter sentencing hearing for ex-pastor in his pregnant wife's death

16:01  30 may  2019
16:01  30 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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In February, a jury found ex - pastor Philip Grandine guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife , who was found with an anti-anxiety drug in her system when she drowned in October Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of 13 to 15 years in prison based on the belief that Grandine drugged his wife .

2:06 Sentencing hearing starts for former pastor found guilty of manslaughter for 2nd time. WATCH ABOVE: Philip Grandine is still out on bail, eight years after his pregnant wife Karissa In February, a jury found ex - pastor Philip Grandine guilty of manslaughter in the death of his wife

Manslaughter sentencing hearing for ex-pastor in his pregnant wife's death© Getty A file photo of a gavel on table

TORONTO — A former Toronto pastor found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his pregnant wife will face a sentencing hearing today.

In February, a jury found Philip Grandine guilty in the death of his wife, who drowned in her bathtub in October 2011.

Anna Karissa Grandine was 29 years old and 20 weeks pregnant when she died.

Prosecutors alleged that Grandine drugged his wife with an anti-anxiety medication so she wouldn't be as vigilant while he continued an affair with her friend.

The Crown said he then failed to stop his wife from getting in a bath while sedated.

Grandine had previously been tried for first-degree murder in his wife's death and was found guilty of manslaughter, but the conviction was overturned on appeal.

Ontario's highest court found the trial judge made an error when answering a question from the jury in that case and ordered a new trial on the manslaughter charge.

That meant prosecutors could no longer argue that Grandine meant to kill his wife.

The Canadian Press

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