Justice Ailson Beames handed Neil Snelson a 15-year sentence on Friday for the 1993 manslaughter of Jennifer Cusworth.
Cusworth's body was found dumped in a ditch on Swamp Road.
The Crown had sought a sentence of 16 to 20 years. The defence was expected to ask for eight to 12 years.
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