City Man Sentenced For Manslaughter Instead Of Second Degree Murder
Lethbridge: Nearly 2-years after a murder in this city, a 22-year old man is handed an
eight-year prison sentence.
After a preliminary hearing in May of 1020, William Edward Fick was charged with second degree murder in the death of 31-year old Tim Laszynski.
The incident happened on April 15th of 2009, in a south-side four-plex and in
court proceedings was determined to be related to an unpaid drug debt.
In court Wednesday, Fick pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of
Manslaughter. Although the sentence was eight-years, he could have received
anywhere from probation to life in prison. Since Fick was credited for 13-months
served in custody his sentence was adjusted to six-years and 11-months. He is
also prohibited for life from possessing weapons and must submit a DNA sample
to the national DNA Data-bank.
Another accused in the case, Jason Thomas Wilson is scheduled to go to trial
March 21st to the 25th. Wilson also faces a second degree murder charge.
Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 at 4/23/2014 10:52:19 AM
Source: Photo: Tim Laszynski