A judge has changed his murder verdict to manslaughter in the high-profile case of Travis Vader and the two missing seniors he was convicted of killing. The judge used a section of the code which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional in 1990.
The Judge told the court he made a mistake when he convicted Vader last month of second-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann. The McCanns, in their late 70s, disappeared after setting out on a camping trip from their Edmonton-area home to British Columbia in 2010.
But in finding Vader guilty, the judge said: “I accept that it was an error.”