Jul 17, 2015 - APPEAL DROPPED IN BEAUMONT MANSLAUGHTER CASE


A man convicted of manslaughter after a booze-fueled crash in Beaumont left three young men dead has dropped his appeal for a new trial.

 Johnathan Pratt was found guilty of three counts of manslaughter and impaired driving causing death as well as and three counts of operation of a vehicle above the legal limit in May 2014.

Court heard he had been driving his Dodge Ram almost 200 km/h when it hit a car just outside Beaumont, about 10 minutes south of Mill Woods, killing Bradley Arsenault, Kole Novak and Thaddeus Lake. The posted speed limit was 70 km/h and Pratt's blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.

Pratt was sentenced to serve eight years but in September 2014, Pratt filed an appeal, saying his lawyers failed to inform him about several aspects of the case and trial.

On Friday, letters were filed in court saying both his conviction appeal and sentencing appeal were being abandoned.

Source: Edmonton Sun


 

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