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Kyle Halbauer pleads guilty in murder of Lorry Santos
One of three men charged in the murder of Lorry Santos was sentenced to life in prison Friday morning.
Kyle Halbauer, 23, pled guilty to first-degree murder Friday in Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. He will not be eligible for parole for 25 years, or until Nov. 30, 2037.
Santos was shot and killed Sept. 12, 2012, while at her home in Saskatoon’s Westview neighbourhood with her husband and four children. Police previously said the 34-year-old was gunned down by members of an Alberta gang called the “White Boy Posse” who were trying to infiltrate the Saskatoon drug trade. The gang hit the wrong house.
Randy James O’Hagan, 23, of Lloydminster and Joshua Petrin, 30, of Edmonton also face first-degree murder charges in the death of Santos. Their court dates have yet to be scheduled.
Halbauer and O’Hagan are also charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of 35-year-old Bryan Gower, whose body was found near Kitscoty, Alta. in September 2012.
O’Hagan also faces charges in the gruesome murder of 54-year-old Robert John Roth. His beheaded body was found near Ranfurly, Alta. and his head was later found in Edmonton.