KELOWNA, B.C. — The lawyer for a man accused in a shooting that left four people dead in Penticton, B.C., says his client plans to plead guilty next week.
John Brittain was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder after the shooting in April last year.
Rudi Winter, Barry and Susan Wonch and Darlene Knippelberg were all killed.
Defence lawyer Paul McMurray told a B.C. Supreme Court judge hearing the case in Kelowna that he’s expecting Brittain to plead guilty to all four indictments in court on Oct. 14.
A two-day sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Brittain.
All four victims were neighbours of Brittain’s ex-wife.
The Canadian Press