Lytton man convicted of manslaughter now charged with breaching probation

In December 2017, Colton Reigh Smith was sentenced to three years in prison after his uncle died during a fight

A Lytton man who was ordered to spend three years behind bars after stabbing his uncle to death in 2016 is once again in trouble with the law.

Colton Reigh Smith, 22, was charged on Wednesday with breaching his probation. Details of the allegation have not yet been made public, but the incident is alleged to have taken place in Kamloops on Jan. 17.

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In December 2017, Smith was handed a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge stemming from a violent fight the previous year that killed his uncle. After being given credit for time served before his sentencing, Smith had one year left to serve.

Smith and his uncle, Jeremiah Johnson Smith, began fighting after being kicked out of a Jan. 22, 2016, house party at a home near Lytton.

The altercation was described by witnesses as “a ruckus,” court heard during Smith’s sentencing hearing in 2017.

During the fight, Smith entered a neighbouring home and grabbed a steak knife from the kitchen table before emerging and stabbing his uncle in the stomach, killing him.

Smith was arrested a short time later.

He is not in custody and there is no date set for his first appearance in Kamloops provincial court on the breach allegation.

© Kamloops This Week

 


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