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Men convicted in Mountie deaths appealing

Two men convicted for their role in the murder of four Mounties willhave to wait to find out whether their prison sentences will be reduced.

Two men convicted for their role in the murder of four Mounties will have to wait to find out whether their prison sentences will be reduced.

The Alberta Court of Appeal has reserved its ruling after hearing arguments from lawyers for Dennis Cheeseman and Shawn Hennessey.

The three judges will release a written decision, but a date for that wasn’t specified.

Hennessey was sentenced to 15 years and Cheeseman to 12 after they both pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Court heard the two gave a raving James Roszko a rifle and a ride back to his farm before he gunned down the officers and then killed himself in March 2005.

Lawyers argued that the punishment is too severe for two men who felt they had no choice in the situation, but the prosecution pointed out they had ample chance to warn police but didn’t.

 
 
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