A judge will decide this Friday how long a convicted Kamloops killer will spend behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.
Cody Foster, 26, was stabbed to death on Feb. 11, 2017, in a trailer at an RV park in east Kamloops.
Stephen George Fraser, 58, was arrested a short time after Foster’s death and has been in custody since Foster’s death.
Fraser was convicted of second-degree murder following a B.C. Supreme Court trial late last year.
Fraser stabbed Foster to death while visiting him, jurors heard at trial. Foster sustained multiple stab wounds and lacerations to his face and neck, as well as a broken jaw, nose and skull.
Testifying in his own defence, Fraser said he killed Foster to protect himself. He said Foster threatened him and told him he was a gang member.
A second-degree murder conviction carries with it an automatic life sentence, but it is up to a judge to determine how long a killer serves before becoming eligible for parole.
Crown prosecutors Alex Janse and Camille Cook are seeking a sentence in the range of 14 to 15 years, while defence lawyer Jay Michi has suggested a term between 10 and 12 years.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Len Marchand is slated to sentence Fraser on Friday in the Kamloops Law Courts.