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'Faint hope:' Alberta man who maintains innocence in 2002 Bonnyville murder asks jury for shot at early parole

'Faint hope:' Alberta man who maintains innocence in 2002 Bonnyville murder asks jury for shot at early parole
The Bonnyville restaurant owner was found dead in her acreage home in 2002 with more than two dozen stab wounds to her chest.

Karas, then a 22-year-old farmhand, was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2005 in a case that rested largely on DNA evidence.Karas began a so-called “faint hope” hearing Monday, asking a jury to allow him to apply for parole before the 25-year mark mandated in first-degree murder convictions.” ‘Unusual’ hearing In Canada, first-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.com/jonnywakefield Latest National Stories Edmonton Journal Headline News Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc.

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