A murderer arrested in Penticton will need to spend at least 10 years in jail before applying for parole as a result of his conviction for killing a Princeton woman.
Roger Badour, 65, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree murder, and was sentenced Wednesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops to life in prison. He will not be eligible for parole for a decade.
Police said Badour shot and killed Gisele Duckham at her home on Osprey Lake Road in November 2011. She had apparently taken him in while he was on parole after serving part of a seven-year sentence for sexual assault.
Badour was arrested a few days later by police in Penticton following a routine traffic stop.
He admitted to the murder at a bizarre court appearance in December 2012 and asked to be sent to federal prison to receive cancer treatment.