STIFF SENTENCE A RELIEF FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF MURDER VICTIMS 12/6/2017 2:23:18 PM
The future for Basil Borutski is certain. Sentencing in the case of the convicted triple murderer came down earlier today (Wednesday), and the Palmer Rapids man will serve 70 years before even being eligible for parole, ensuring Borutski will die behind bars. One of the victims was 48-year-old Nathalie Warmerdam, and her friend Tracey McBain says she only felt one thing when the sentence was read out.
The deaths of Warmerdam and 36-year-old Anastasia Kuzyk were both deemed first-degree murder by the jury and the murder of 66-year-old Carol Culleton, the first to die, was found to be second-degree murder. Jeffery Richardson, the crown attorney, says a message was sent out with this strong sentence.
Tears and hugs were shared between friends and family of the victims as the verdict was read out, and flags at the Pembroke Courthouse were at half mast today.
(Pictured: Crown Attorney Jeffrey Richardson after sentencing)