A sentence was handed down Friday for two lovers convicted of plotting to kill their spouses in Saskatchewan.
A judge gave Curtis Vey and Angela Nicholson three years for each count of conspiracy to be served at the same time.
The Crown was originally seeking a six-year sentence.
A jury found the two guilty in June of conspiracy to commit murder.
The Crown had argued that the pair planned to kill Vey’s wife, Brigitte, in a house fire, and Nicholson’s husband, Jim Taylor, by drugging him and making him disappear.
The trial in Prince Albert heard that Brigitte Vey hid an iPod under a kitchen table and secretly recorded her husband and Nicholson hatching the plan in July 2013.
During sentencing arguments Friday morning, the defence lawyer for Nicholson asked for six months in jail, two-years’ probation and anger management training.
Nicholson was in tears as she apologized to family, friends and Brigitte Vey. She said it was never meant as a plan, simply frustration.
Vey, father of Calgary Flames Forward Linden Vey, also apologized in court, saying he regrets the pain that’s been caused and was in an angry place in his life.
Vey went on to say he’d lost his family through the ordeal.
Brigitte Vey read a victim impact statement in court and said it still scares her to think she was sleeping next to someone who was planning such things.
“You don’t do these things to the person you claim to love,” she said.
Nicholson’s estranged husband wasn’t present, but also submitted a victim impact statement. It was not read aloud.
The Criminal Code of Canada says that anyone who conspires to commit murder faces a maximum term of life in prison.