The cold-blooded murder of Matt McKay has landed his killer a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years.

Judge Earl Wilson handed down the minimum sentence for Marko Miljevic yesterday at Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench, saying plunging a pick axe into the 17-year-old’s head at a house party two years ago was a senseless act that showed the killer had no understanding of the consequences of his actions.

Miljevic showed little emotion as Wilson delivered his sentence on the second-degree murder conviction, saying the killer has shown a tendency for violence and defiance, but felt he may be able to turn his life around in prison.

“You were mindless or thoughtless of the consequences of your actions and you have destroyed so many lives,” Wilson told Miljevic.

“There was no peer pressure involved in his homicidal action — it was his immature and selfish nature,” the judge said.

McKay’s father Ken said while the sentence provides some comfort, it will do nothing to fill the hole left by his murdered son.

“There isn’t going to be any happiness for me because I lost my boy,” he said, voice choked with emotion.

“The pain will never go away, that’s just the way life is, so I’ve got to live with the hurt for the rest of my life.”